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.