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Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica

  • LC Least Concern
  • Names (14)
  • Subspecies (5)
Anand Krishnan and Steve Madge
Version: 2.0 — Published September 17, 2020

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One of the larger members of its genus, and the largest in Peninsular India, the Jungle Prinia is characteristic of thorn scrub and grassy scrub in rocky and hilly areas across peninsular and northwest India, and parts of Nepal. Early reports from Bangladesh are considered unconfirmed, and there are no recent reports of the species there. In the breeding season, its stout black bill and characteristic song render it unmistakeable, but non-breeding birds are challenging to separate from the similar Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata), unless they are vocalizing. It favors undisturbed scrub jungle, and, like many other Indian birds, is largely understudied. This account highlights what is known of the species' biology, including priorities for future research.

Distribution of the Jungle Prinia
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Distribution of the Jungle Prinia

Recommended Citation

Krishnan, A. and S. Madge (2020). Jungle Prinia (Prinia sylvatica), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.junpri1.02