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).
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).
Cite this page along with its URL as: 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. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1523/Prinia-cinereocapilla
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