Laticilla cinerascens (Walden, 1874) - Swamp Grass Babbler

Subspecies in India

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This indigenous species is also known as Swamp Prinia and has a very restricted distribution. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands along the Brahmaputra river (mainly Assam and Bihar) and northern Bangladesh for breeding (BirdLife International 2017).

Conservation Status:
 
This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at 250-2,499 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2017).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total

BirdLife International 2017. Laticilla cinerascens (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22735351A111366336.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22735351A111366336.en. Accessed
on 31 January 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Laticilla cinerascens (Walden, 1874) – Swamp Grass Babbler. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/laticilla-cinerascens, accessed 2024/06/24.