Prinia gracilis, Franklin.
536. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 173; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 480; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 406.
FRANKLIN'S WREN WARBLER.
Length, 4.5; expanse, 5.75; wing, 1.87 ; tail, 2 ; tarsus, 0.75 ; bill at front, 0.3; bill from gape, 0.58.
Bill black; irides deep amber ; legs fleshy-yellow.
Slightly rufescent-olive above, tinged greyer on the head and neck; the wing-feathers dusky, edged externally with rufous-brown; under parts silky-white, tinged with yellowish-fulvous on the flanks, and faintly on the sides of the neck; tail brown, albescent-greyish beneath, with a subterminal dark band and whitish tips, most conspicuous on the under surface.
Franklin's Wren Warbler is a common permanent resident all along the Sahyadri Range and in the forests adjoining; it also occurs sparingly on Mount Aboo, and is not uncommon on the Vindhian hills near Mhow. It does not occur in the Sind District.