Binomial name: Prinia inornata, Colonel William Henry Sykes, 1832
The plain prinia (Prinia inornata), also known as the plain wren-warbler or white-browed wren-warbler, is a small cisticolid warbler found in southeast Asia. It is a resident breeder from Pakistan and India to south China and southeast Asia. It was formerly included in the tawny-flanked prinia (Prinia subflava), resident in Africa south of the Sahara. The two are now usually considered to be separate species.
These 13–14-cm long warblers have short rounded wings, a longish tail, strong legs and a short black bill. In breeding plumage, adults are grey-brown above, with a short white supercilium and rufous fringes on the closed wings. The underparts are whitish-buff. The sexes are identical.
In winter, the upperparts are a warmer brown, and the underparts more buff. The tail is longer than in summer. There are a number of races differing in plumage shade. The endemic race in Sri Lanka retains summer plumage, including the shorter tail, all year round.
This skulking passerine bird is typically found in wet lowland grassland, open woodland, scrub and sometimes gardens. The plain prinia builds its nest in a shrub or tall grass and lays three to six eggs. (The tawny-flanked prinia nests in herbage and lays two to four eggs.)
Like most warblers, the plain prinia is insectivorous. The song is a repetitive .
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Cisticolidae Genus Prinia Species Prinia inornata
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Plain prinia - Bang Pu, Bangkok
Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Aranyaprathet District, Sa Kaeo Ban Chang District, Rayong Ban Laem District, Phetchaburi Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi Ban Lueam District, Nakhon Ratchasima Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen Ban Phraek District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Ban Sang District, Prachinburi Bang Ban District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Kruai District, Nonthaburi Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom Bang Pa In District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Pahan District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bang Pu Recreation Centre Bangkok Province Borabue District, Maha Sarakham Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Bueng Khong Long Non-Hunting Area Buntharik District, Ubon Ratchathani Chae Hom District, Lampang Chaiyo District, Ang Thong Chatturat District, Chaiyaphum Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Chum Ta Bong District, Nakhon Sawan Doi Chong National Park Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lang Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Suthep - Pui National Park Doi Tao District, Chiang Mai Fang District, Chiang Mai Hang Chat District, Lampang Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Huai Talat Reservoir Non-Hunting Area In Buri District, Sing Buri Kabin Buri District, Prachinburi Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Kaeng Khro District, Chaiyaphum Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom Kanthararom District, Sisaket Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Khiao - Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Luang National Park Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Sanam Prieng Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Yai National Park Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Khun Tan District, Chiang Rai Khung Kraben Non-Hunting Area Klaeng District, Rayong Kui Buri National Park Kumphawapi District, Udon Thani Kut Thing Non-Hunting Area Laem Ngop District, Trat Laem Pak Bia Lam Nam Kok National Park Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Chan District, Chiang Rai Mae Mo District, Lampang Mae Ping National Park Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Mae Sot District, Tak Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Mae Tha, Lampang District, Lampang Mae Wong National Park Mancha Khiri District, Khon Kaen Muak Lek District, Saraburi Mueang Buriram District, Buriram Mueang Chachoengsao District, Chachoengsao Mueang Chaiyaphum District, Chaiyaphum Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi Mueang Kalasin District, Kalasin Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Lampang District, Lampang Mueang Lamphun District, Lamphun Mueang Lopburi District, Lopburi Mueang Maha Sarakham District, Maha Sarakham Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima Mueang Nong Khai District, Nong Khai Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi Mueang Pan District, Lampang Mueang Pathum Thani District, Pathum Thani Mueang Phayao District, Phayao Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Phichit District, Phichit Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi Mueang Sa Kaeo District, Sa Kaeo Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon Mueang Samut Songkhram District, Samut Songkhram Mueang Saraburi District, Saraburi Mueang Sisaket District, Sisaket Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri Mueang Surin District, Surin Mueang Tak District, Tak Mueang Udon Thani District, Udon Thani Mueang Uttaradit District, Uttaradit Na Chaluai District, Ubon Ratchathani Nam Nao National Park Non Din Daeng District, Buriram Non Sang District, Nong Bua Lamphu Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Nong Han Lake Nong Song Hong District, Khon Kaen Nong Suea District, Pathum Thani Nong Waeng Non-Hunting Area Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Nong Yai Area Development Project Under Royal Init Pa Sak Chonlasit Dam Non-Hunting Area Pa Sang District, Lamphun Pai District, Mae Hong Son Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok Pak Thale Pak Tho District, Ratchaburi Pak Thong Chai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Pang Sida National Park Pang Sila Thong District, Kamphaeng Phet Pathum Thani Province Pha Daeng National Park Phaisali District, Nakhon Sawan Phan District, Chiang Rai Phanat Nikhom District, Chonburi Phatthana Nikhom District, Lopburi Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Suan Sai National Park Phu Wiang National Park Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Pran Buri Forest Park Rattanawapi District, Nong Khai Sai Noi District, Nonthaburi Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Sai Yok National Park Sakaerat Environmental Research Station Samae San Island Samut Prakan Province San Sai District, Chiang Mai Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Sattahip District, Chonburi Si Maha Phot District, Prachinburi Si Racha District, Chonburi Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai Sikhoraphum District, Surin Sri Nakarin Dam National Park Taphan Hin District, Phichit Tat Mok National Park Tha Chang District, Sing Buri Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao Tha Wung District, Lopburi Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Thale Ban National Park Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Thap Lan National Park Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary Wang Chan District, Rayong Wang Nam Yen District, Sa Kaeo Wang Noi District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Wat Phai Lom & Wat Ampu Wararam Non-Hunting Area Wiang Chai District, Chiang Rai Wiang Kaen District, Chiang Rai Range map of Prinia inornata in Thailand
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