Published in HBW Volume 11 on page 398.
Original HBW caption:
All cisticolids feed predominantly on insects and other invertebrates. Prinias are fairly typical in foraging technique: they spend a lot of time searching for prey by peering under leaves and probing into crevices. Their relatively small size allows them to explore the tips of slender branches, and they usually avoid thicker branches and larger stems. They are quite agile, as demonstrated by this Plain Prinia, often craning their necks and legs to reach distant items, or hovering briefly to snatch prey that would otherwise be inaccessible. This species also regularly drops to the ground, where it hops around rapidly in search of food.