(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.