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 10 videos
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 26 photos
in a marsh
Locality Ohkla Bird Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India (ssp stewarti)
Guy Poisson 31 October 2006 2 years ago 2.7
On the ground, in a park
Locality Gurgaon District, Haryana, India (ssp stewarti)
sharad 1 October 2009 2 years ago 2.7
Ashy Wren Warbler among the undergrowth
Locality Tamil Nadu, India
vasanthan.p.j 1 May 2009 4 years ago 2.7
Adult bird sitting on wire near Highway side...
Locality Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, India
drshaileshdarjimd 26 August 2012 38 weeks ago 2.5
The early bird with its catch.
Locality Secunderabad, Rangareddy District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Harisankar 13 October 2010 2 years ago 2.3
It was perching on tree
Locality Gujarat, India
Shantilal Varu 29 July 2011 1 year ago 2.2
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