Prinia cinereocapilla F. Moore, 1854 - Grey-crowned Prinia

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Hodgson's Wren Warbler.
 
 
 

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Prinia cinereocapilla - Grey-crowned Prinia



This rare species is also known as the Hodgson’s Wren Warbler. It inhabits dense Terai grasslands on the foothills of the Himalaya across India (mainly in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Assam), Nepal, and Bhutan, elevating from the lowlands up to 2,000m (BirdLife International 2016).


Conservation Status:

 

 

 

 



According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 6,000-15,000 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other commercial developments (BirdLife International 2016).
 
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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
Uttarakhand2
West Bengal
Total2
BirdLife International 2016. Prinia cinereocapilla . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22713578A94380640. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22713578A94380640.en. Accessed on 10 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Prinia cinereocapilla F. Moore, 1854 – Grey-crowned Prinia. 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/prinia-cinereocapilla, accessed 2024/06/25.