Rufescent Prinia – calls

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“Rufescent Prinia (Prinia rufescens extrema) are not as common as the Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris) but can be mistaken at first glance or if only the head and upper breast are seen.

“However the calls made by both species are very different. The Rufescent Prinia has a number of calls, I heard 4 this morning.

1. One is a strident call that comes in runs of 3-7 (see audio recording HERE and video (above) and waveform-sonogram below.

2. Another a softer communication, contact call, call used when foraging HERE.

3. A 3rd is a sharp danger call (failed to record)

4. Finally a paced, repeated single ‘chirp’ HERE.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
4th May 2014

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Secondary growth near limestone hills

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