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This was a picture which I had shot when I was at Hyderabad. This bird was nesting very next to my house fencing.
I followed this bird from the time it built the nest & shot this picture when the eggs hatched & this parent bird stared bringing the feed to the chicks.
Here is some info on this bird...
The Ashy Prinia or Ashy Wren-Warbler ( Prinia socialis), is a small warbler. This prinia is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent, western Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
This skulking passerine bird is typically found in dry open grassland, open woodland, scrub and sometimes gardens. Ashy Prinia builds its nest in a shrub or tall grass and lays 3-5 eggs.
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 ash grey above, with no supercilium and a black eye stripe. Underparts are whitish washed with yellow on the flanks. The sexes are identical except that the male has a blacker bill and mouth in the breeding season.
In winter, the northwestern subspecies, P. s.stewartii, has warm brown upperparts. The other two races retain summer plumage all year round. The distinctive endemic race in Sri Lanka, P. s.brevicauda, has a shorter tail is and longer bill.
Like most warblers, Ashy Prinia is insectivorous. The song is a repetitive tchup, tchup, tchup.
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- [2007-09-14 1:19]
this is a very fine picture of this bird. The perfectly blurred bachground makes the bird stand out great. The colour combination is also good. Shortly....a great postRegards, Jacob
- [2007-09-14 1:35]
Nice picture ! I like the perch also
Very nice capture of this bird, good colour, background, sharpness... is a grean shot.
- [2007-09-14 3:00]
Sudhakar, lovely shot and good expression.The composition is fantastic and lovely. Ganesh Smiley tomorrow