Yellow-bellied Prinia – Joka

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“A resident, Least-concern species(LC). Unlike other prinias, this species is a brightly coloured, distinctive prinia of 12-14 cm, with a long graduated tail. Sexes are similar.

This habitat of this species is tall grasses and reed-beds, lowland fields, wetlands by paddy fields, tamarisk thickets, grassy side of mangroves towards the land. They are typically found singly or in pairs. Forages low in vegetation, while flicking its long tail constantly.

Their food is mainly insects and their larvae; also small spiders and small butterflies. The song is distinctive; a cascading series of twitters following a buzzing introductory note, from top of bush or tall reed.”

Observer: Pampa Mistri

Species: Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris)

Date & Time: June 17, 2020

Location: Kolkata, WB, India