(939) Prinia sylvatica rufescens.
The Aboo Jungle Wren-Warbler.
Drymaepus rufescens Hume, Ibis, 1872, p. 110 (3dt. Aboo). Prima sylvatica. Blanf & Oates, i, p. 451 (part.).
Vernacular names. Tot-rungi (Hm.).
Description. In Summer more grey, less brown than P.s. sylvatica and much paler than P. s. valida.
Colours of soft parts as in the other races.
Measurements. Wing 63 to 64 (one 56) mm.; tail 60 to 75 mm.: tarsus about 22 mm.; culmen about 11 to 12 mm.
Distribution. Mt. Aboo.
Habits. Those of the species. This pale grey form is apparently found in almost desert country and on rocky bare hills with a very scanty vegetation consisting of stunted grass and low bushes.