(934) Prinia flaviventris sindiana.
Ticehurst's Wren-warbler .
Prinia flaviventris sindianus Ticehurst, Bull. B. O. C., xl, p. 157 (1920) (Sukkur, Sind).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. 'Similar to P. f. flaviventris but paler; less intense ("saturated") olive-green above, especially on the rump : rather paler yellow on belly, flanks and vent."
Colours of soft parts as in the preceding bird.
Measurements. Wing 43 to 45 mm.; culmen 9-5 to 10 mm.; tail 48 to 64 mm.
Distribution. Sind and Bannu in North-West Frontier Province.
Nidification. Mr. T. R. Bell found this bird breeding in Sind in April, placing its nest in clumps of " khan grass or in the thicker boughs of tamarisk three to five feet from the ground. The nest is a very deep purse made of fine roots, grass and vegetable-down, and lined with fine grasses. The eggs are not described but are, presumably, not distinguishable from those of the preceding race. Doig gives the nesting-season as March, June and September.
Habits. According to Ticehurst, this is a very local Warbler, and is essentially a bird of Tamarisk and grass jungle. He syllabifies the note as " tweeddle-li-li"