Rufescent Prinia – family group and vocalisation

on 8th February 2016

“Had an opportunity to observe a family group of Rufescent Prinia (Prinia rufescens extrema) at least 3 in close proximity.

“Two adults (top, above, below) …

“…and an immature (below).

“The immature was self feeding but still had some moulting of the head and mantel, a less dark face, and a lighter yellow-orange lower mandible.

“Had further opportunity recently to listen to calls and recognise that they have more calls than that documented. I heard five different calls and documented three.

“There is an audio recording of 3 different calls HERE . See the sonogram and waveform below:

“There is the common strident call “ch’wik” given in runs of 2-7; a single “chirp” and a softer, fast-paced tittering response call.

“A longer recording can be heard HERE.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
7th December 2014

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

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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