Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis) - HBW 11, p. 434

French: Prinia cendrée German: Rostbauchprinie Spanish: Prinia Cenicienta
Other common names: Ashy Wren-warbler

Taxonomy: Prinia socialis Sykes, 1832, Deccan, central India.
Sri Lanka race brevicauda differs vocally from others; further study needed. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • stewarti Blyth, 1847 - NE Pakistan (E from Ferozepore and Gujranwala), N & W India (E to S Bihar, S to N Madhya Pradesh) and Nepal.
  • inglisi Whistler & Kinnear, 1933 - NE India (N West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh), Bhutan and Bangladesh.
  • socialis Sykes, 1832 - peninsular India (S from S Bihar and S Madhya Pradesh).
  • brevicauda Legge, 1879 - Sri Lanka.