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

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

BirdLife International 2016. Prinia cinereocapilla . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22713578A94380640. Accessed on 10 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Prinia cinereocapilla F. Moore, 1854 – Grey-crowned Prinia. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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