Plain Prinia Prinia inornata flavirostris

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“We saw Plain Prinias (Prinia inornata flavirostris) (above) at a number of locations, usually where the grass was tall or overgrown (below offers a habitat view).

“Of interest was an observation taken very early in the morning; the light was still very yellow making the bird look more orange. We saw an adult bird investigate a clump of vegetation. It then proceeded to ‘attack’ it and seemed to pull out a small nest with a juvenile bird (below).

“It pulled the nest away and left to feed on it. I am trying to find alternatives for this observation as this is not the breeding season in Taiwan for birds, and I am open to suggestions. The habitat at this location was shared with many other small birds like Buntings, Munias and also the Yellow-bellied Prinia. Below is a close up; there are faint streaks on the forehead.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
19th January 2019

Location: Dayuan Township, Taoyuan City County, Taiwan
Habitat: Wetlands farming area near the sea

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