SPECIES

Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica

Anand Krishnan and Steve Madge
Version: 2.0 — Published September 17, 2020

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Female/nonbreeding male
Immature
Juvenile
Female/nonbreeding male
Male
Breeding male
Jungle Prinia.

In Basic Plumage, has white lores joining narrow a white eye-ring, sometimes with a slight supercilium. Ear coverts are dark gray, flecked with white, with flecks reaching the malar area. The throat and underparts are creamy white, washed with pale buff on flanks and undertail coverts.

Jungle Prinia.

The crown and the entire upperparts, including upperwing, are rufous brown, becoming slightly brighter on the rump and uppertail coverts. The tail is dark gray brown; the outer feathers with indistinct pale tips.

Jungle Prinia.

Alternate (breeding) Plumage is duller, more grayish olive brown above.

Jungle Prinia.

Alternate (breeding) Plumage is whiter below.

Jungle Prinia.

Bill and interior of mouth are black.

Jungle Prinia (presumably subspecies insignis).

Paler and grayer than nominate, with more white in tail in breeding plumage.

Jungle Prinia (presumably subspecies insignis).
Jungle Prinia (presumably subspecies gangetica).

Darker and browner than insignis.

Jungle Prinia (presumably subspecies gangetica).
Jungle Prinia (presumably subspecies sylvatica).
Jungle Prinia (presumably subspecies valida).

Breeding and non-breeding plumages alike, is darker above than nominate, with no hint of superĀ­cilium, and has longer and stronger bill.

Jungle Prinia (presumably subspecies valida).
Jungle Prinia with insect.
Jungle Prinia vocalizing from perch.
Black gape and mouth of 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