942. Prinia inornata burmanica

(942) Prinia inornata burmanica.

The Burmese Wren-Warbler.

Prinia inornata burmanica Harington, Bull. B. O. C., xxxi, p. 111 (1913) (Mandalay).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. White tips and black bars on the tail-feathers much more distinct than in P. i. inornata; general tone darker and greyer in plumage.

Colours of soft parts as in P. L inornata.

Measurements. Wing 47 to 57 mm.; tail 47 to 64 mm.; tarsus about 22 mm.; culmen about 11 mm.

Distribution. Assam,. South of the Brahmaputra and the whole of Burma as far South as Rangoon; Kachin Hills, Shan States and Northern Siam.

Nidification. Similar to that of the other races, but the domed-shaped nest is more often built than the purse or tubular-shaped ones. They breed principally in May, June and July.

The eggs are like those of P. i. inornata but many have a strong pink tinge in them and only very exceptional eggs are as pure a blue as those of that race. Two hundred eggs, including a large series measured by Mr. J. M. D. Mackenzie, average 15.4 x 11.9 mm.: maxima 16.75 X 11.5 and 16.0 X12.0 mm.; minima 15.4 x 11.3 mm.

Habits. Those of the species.

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: 
942. Prinia inornata burmanica
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
942
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
536
Common name: 
Burmese Wren Warbler
M_ID: 
23835
M_CN: 
Plain Prinia
M_SN: 
Prinia inornata
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3650

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