Species Details

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Grey‑breasted Prinia Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Prinia hodgsonii
Family : Cisticolidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes
Description : Grey‑breasted Prinia are small birds with black beak and brownish legs. They maybe brownish grey or bluish grey above and with a grey band on the breast and white underparts in their mating time. Like most warblers, grey-breasted prinias are insectivorous. They feeds mainly on insects like ants, small beetles, caterpillars which are found among twigs and foliage of small trees. They also feeds on nectar from blossoms of trees. Usually found in pairs or small groups, they sometimes forms parties of five or more (up to twenty) individuals. It jerks its tail as it flits between branches.
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;bird song owner:Jagdish Gopal Paithankar(www.xeno-canto.org/Jagdish Gopal Paithankar), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.