Brown Prinia (Prinia polychroa) - HBW 11, p. 430
French: Prinia des montagnes
Spanish: Prinia Parda
Other common names: Javan Brown Prinia, Brown/Javan Hill Warbler
Taxonomy: Malurus polychrous Temminck, 1828, Java.
Forms a species pair with P. crinigera; was for long considered conspecific, and the two are vocally very similar, but they differ in habitat and altitude preferences, as well as in breeding plumages, and more or less replace each other geographically. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cooki (Harington, 1913) - C & E Myanmar, S China (S Yunnan), N & E Thailand, Cambodia (Kompong Thom) and N & S Laos.
- bangsi (La Touche, 1922) - SE Yunnan (S China).
- rocki Deignan, 1957 - Lang Bian Plateau, in SC Vietnam.
- polychroa (Temminck, 1828) - Java.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An individual moving in a bush, looking around. Locality Tmatboey, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (ssp cooki)
Josep del Hoyo 7 March 2011 2 years ago 23 sec 4
A bird foraging in a bush. Locality Tmatboey, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (ssp cooki)
Josep del Hoyo 7 March 2011 2 years ago 20 sec 3.8
Two short clips of different birds Locality Tmatboey, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (ssp cooki)
mark sutton 16 February 2011 2 years ago 17 sec 3.5
A bird sitting on a small branch. Locality Sakaerat Research Station, Wang Nam Khiao, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand (ssp cooki)
Yoel Jimenez 1 January 2010 3 years ago 10 sec 3.1
in undergrowth, three call types heard Locality Tuyen Lam Lake, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam (ssp rocki)
Martin Kennewell 6 February 2013 35 weeks ago 21 sec 2.8
Frontal view of a bird perched on a bush.
Locality Tmatboey, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (ssp cooki)
James Eaton 1 February 2008 43 weeks ago 3.5
A bird perched in a thurny bush.
Locality Bagan, Mandalay Division, Myanmar (ssp cooki)
James Eaton 1 February 2011 1 year ago 2.5
A perched bird.
Locality Java (Indonesia) (ssp polychroa)
mehdhalaouate 30 December 2007 3 years ago 2.5
- No sound recordings available yet