(938) Prinia sylvatica valida.
The Ceylon Jungle Wren-Warbler.
Drymoica valida Blyth, J. A, S. B., xx, p. 180 (1851) (Ceylon). Prima sylvatica. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 451 (part.).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from P. s. sylvatica in being very much darker above.
Colours of soft parts as in P. s. sylvatica.
Measurements. Wing 58 to 03 mm.; tail 58 to 72 mm.; tarsus 22 to 23 mm.; culmen 12 to 13 mm. ; both culmen and tarsus appear to be stouter and stronger, as veil as longer, than in the last bird.
Distribution. Ceylon only.
Nidification. Similar to that of P. s. sylvatica. The eggs measure about 18.1 x 12.9 mm.
Habits. Those of the Common Jungle Wren-Warbler.