Species Details

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Plain Prinia Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Prinia inornata
Family : Cisticolidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes
Description : Plain Prinia is a small bird with brown texture. Their upperbody is uniformly reddish brown and the underbelly is pale white. The tail feathers have white tips. Their bill is bicolored and changes color with season. It is commonly observed in wet lowland grasslands, open woodlands, scrub areas, and occasionally even in gardens. It exhibits a preference for such habitats. The plain prinia demonstrates its nesting habits by constructing nests within shrubs or tall grass, where it lays a clutch of three to six eggs. Conversely, the tawny-flanked prinia chooses to build its nests amidst herbage and lays a slightly smaller clutch of two to four eggs.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Zarin Tasnim,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.