934. Prinia flaviventris sindiana

(934) Prinia flaviventris sindiana Ticehurst.
THE SIND YELLOW-BELLIED WREN-WARBLER.
Prinia flaviventris sindiana, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 529.
This race of Yellow-bellied Wren-Warbler is restricted to Sind and the North-West Frontier Province.
All that is known as to its nidification is to be found in Ticehurgt’s summary (Ibis, 1922, p. 570). He writes :—“The Yellow-bellied Wren-Warbler is a very local bird in Sind ; it is essentially a bird of tamarisk and ‘khan’ grass-jungle, but apparently does not occur everywhere where these conditions obtain. Doig found it comparatively common along the E. Narra Canal, keeping to very thick jungle and not easily seen unless looked for. Here he found nests in the middle of May and at the same time well-grown young on the wing ; the normal clutch was four eggs. He gives the nesting season as March, June and September. Butler met with it in one strip of tamarisk and ‘khan’ grass-jungle near Sukkur in February. Almost in the same place—in the Ketishah forest— Mr. Bell came across it breeding in the end of April ; he says, in the notes he has given me, that it nests either in clumps of ‘khan’ grass or in the thicker boughs of tamarisk, three to five feet from the ground. The nest, shaped rather like that of the Sun-bird, but with the opening right at the top, is composed of thin grass, roots and vegetable down and lined with fine grasses ; it measures on the outside 6 x 2.3/4 inches.”
The eggs cannot, of course, be distinguished from those of the previous bird.
Eggs in the British Museum taken by Doig average about 14.5 x 11.7 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
934. Prinia flaviventris sindiana
Spp Author: 
Ticehurst.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
934
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
480
Common name: 
Ticehursts Wren Warbler
M_ID: 
23812
M_SN: 
Prinia flaviventris sindiana
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
14040

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