Prinia social is

Prinia social is, Sykes.

534. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 170 ; Butler, Guzerat, Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 479; Deccan, Stray Feathers; Vol. IX, p. 406.

THE DARK-ASHY WREN WARBLER.

Length, 5.25 ; expanse, 6 ; wings, 2 ; tail, 2.8 ; tarsus, 0.8; bill at front, 0.45 ; bill at gape, 0.5.

Bill black ; irides orange-buff; legs deep yellow.

Head and back dark ashy ; quills and tail reddish-brown, the latter with a dusky band near the tip, and the outer feathers with a small white tip; beneath rufescent-whitish, the flanks rufous.

With the exception of Sind, the Dark-ashy Wren Warbler is a common permanent resident throughout the region, breeding during the monsoons; its nest is very similar to that of the true tailor-bird. The eggs, generally four in number, are bright brick-red in color, generally a shade darker at the larger end.

They measure 0.64 inches in length by about 0.47 in breadth.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Prinia social is
Spp Author: 
Sykes.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
215
Common name: 
Dark Ashy Wren Warbler
M_ID: 
23819
M_CN: 
Ashy Prinia
M_SN: 
Prinia socialis
Term name: 
id: 
11676

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