934. Prinia flaviventris sindiana

(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"

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
934. Prinia flaviventris sindiana
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
934
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
529
Common name: 
Ticehursts Wren Warbler
M_ID: 
23812
M_SN: 
Prinia flaviventris sindiana
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
3639

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