932. Prinia gracilis stevensi

(932) Prinia gracilis stevensi Hartert.
THE ASSAM STREAKED WREN-WARBLER.
Prinia gracilis stevensi, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 527.
This bird is doubtless resident and breeds wherever it is to be found in Assam and Eastern Bengal but, so far, its nest has only been taken by Stevens at Hessamara in the plains of Upper Assam, North of the Brahmapootra.
Here these birds were nesting in the huge expanses of grass along the foot-hills which run for miles on end without any break but occasional rivers and numerous swamps. The three nests found by Stevens were all in grass on small islands in the river-beds, still unflooded in April, when the nests were found. Doubtless they were also breeding in the sea of grass on the banks of the same rivers, but these were unworkable. Stevens says the nests were just like those of P. lepida—neat little ovals of grass, lined with grass-flowers and attached to grass-stems.
The nests he found contained eggs numbering three, three, and one respectively, which are exactly like tiny, dark-coloured eggs of the preceding bird but rather dull in tint.
Seven eggs average 13.7 x 10.9 mm. : maxima 14.3 x 11.9 mm. ; minima 12.2 X 11.0 and 13.0 x 10.1 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: 
932. Prinia gracilis stevensi
Spp Author: 
Hartert.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
932
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
477
Common name: 
Assam Streaked Wren Warbler
M_ID: 
23803
M_SN: 
Prinia gracilis stevensi
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
14037

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