Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis) - HBW 11, p. 434
French: Prinia cendrée
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 11 videos
An adult bird foraging on the ground. Locality Mount Abu, Sirohi District, Rajasthan, India (ssp stewarti)
Josep del Hoyo 19 February 2011 1 year ago 17 sec 3.9
An adult perched. Locality Ooty, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp socialis)
Josep del Hoyo 8 December 2009 3 years ago 39 sec 3.8
Bird calling in different tunes Locality Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Vishwanath. BL 24 June 2007 4 years ago 38 sec 3.7
A bird singing. Boat noise in the background, in the bay of Cochin Locality Kerala, India
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2008 4 years ago 30 sec 2.7
In breeding plumage, calls in background Locality Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India (ssp stewarti)
RAM GOPAL SONI 21 June 2006 3 years ago 28 sec 0
PhotosSee all 34 photos
Locality Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune Division, Maharashtra, India
Satish Ranadive 2 years ago 3.5
A juvenile Ashy Prinia , probably seperated from parents
Locality Yavatmal, Yavatmal District, Maharashtra, India
Jayant Atrey 24 September 2011 2 years ago 3.4
A bird involved in nest building activity
Locality The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India
vasanthan.p.j 3 June 2010 3 years ago 3.3
Bird perched on a twig
Locality The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp Socialis)
vasanthan.p.j 27 June 2009 4 years ago 3.3
A bird perched on a bush.
Locality Hampi, Bellary District, Karnataka, India (ssp socialis)
Carmelo López 7 May 2010 1 year ago 3.3
Nest & Eggs of an Ashy Prinia, in a Cultivated fodder grass crop.
Locality Mysore, Mysore District, Karnataka, India
Ragoorao 20 September 2013 10 weeks ago 3.2
Six different calls Locality Rajasthan, India
(ssp stewarti )
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 April 2005 3 years ago 4.5
Singing in bush while feeding Locality Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 April 2005 3 years ago 4
Variety of calls icluding alarm calls Locality Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 July 2006 3 years ago 4
Calls Locality Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala, India
Stuart Fisher 14 February 2006 4 years ago 0