(943) Prinia inornata blanfordi.
The Tenasserim Wren-Warbler.
Drymaeca blanfordi Wald., Blyth's B. of Burma, p. 118 (1875) (Thayetmyo). Prinia inornata. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 464.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Darker and more rufous above than P. i. burmanica and much more fulvous below.
Colours of soft parts as in the other races, but tlie bill never becomes blade In Summer.
Measurements. Wing 47 to 52 mm.; tail 53 to 73 mm.; tarsus about 22 mm.; culmen about 11 mm.
Distribution. Burma from Rangoon Southwards. Possibly in the extreme Bast of Tenasserim another race, P. L herberti, may be found.
Nidification. Similar to that of the other subspecies, but the eggs are still less blue and more pink in colour than those of the Northern Burmese race, some eggs approaching the beautiful pink type of egg always laid by P. i. herberti. One hundred and fifty eggs average 15.7 X 11.5 mm.: maxima 17.0 X 12.25 mm.; minima 14.25 X 10.5 mm. Three to five eggs are laid in a clutch.
Habits. Those of the species.