932. Prinia gracilis stevensi

(932) Prinia gracilis stevensi.

The Assam Streaked Wren-Warbler.

Prinia gracilis stevensi Hartert, Bull. B. O. C, xliii, p. 132 (1923) (N. Lakhimpur).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Much darker above, more olive and less fulvous than P. g. lepida, below tinged with brown rather than fulvous.

Colours of soft parts as in the preceding bird.

Measurements. Wing 40 to 43 mm.; tail 48 to 62 mm.; tarsus 17 mm.; culmen about 9 mm.

Distribution. Assam and Eastern Bengal; the Granges delta.

Nidification. Very similar to that of P. g. lepida but seems to breed always in very dense grass in river-beds. Mr. H. Stevens, the discoverer of this bird, took several nests with eggs during April. These latter are small, rather dull-coloured editions of those of the Indian Streaked Wren-Warbler. They vary in size between 11.9 x 9.3 and 14.0 x 11.0 mm.

Habits. Similar to those of the last bird but frequenting much heavier denser grass and apparently not frequenting bushes at all.

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: 
932. Prinia gracilis stevensi
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
932
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
527
Common name: 
Assam Streaked Wren Warbler
M_ID: 
23803
M_SN: 
Prinia gracilis stevensi
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3636

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