Yellow-bellied Prinia

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Adult male Yellow Prinia (Prinia flaviventris rafflesi) in breeding plumage (below).

The adult female partner (below). Note the male face has more black and female retains the white supercilium.

Note again the breeding plumage changes in the males – an indistinct, brownish (or buff) upper breast (at times lower neck band) – seen better in 2nd half of the video. In some birds this extends lower down and is almost confluent with the yellow belly; but always very light.

Male Yellow Prinia in breeding plumage in song (above).

A hand held video of the male singing is here:


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Ex-mining pools & fruit farming next to limestone outcroppings

Date: 8th February 2021

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone


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