Size: 13-15 cm
Area: Widespread resident over much of the region except the Himalayas
Habitat: Reedbeds, Scrubland and Dense Vegetation
Description: A very common sighting across much of India. Can be easily spotted around any cultivation, bushy area or even in your backyard.
Like all other Prinias, the Plain Prinia also has a dull above and white below plumage. Adults are grey-brown above with buffy-white below. The supercilium is white.
They have a blackish tip to the pale-red bill and pale-red legs. Breeding birds have a black bill. The wings are short and rounded. The tail is longer in winter and shorter in summer. Winter Plumage is warmer above and buffier below with a long tail.
There is no sexual dimorphism.
They usually forage singularly, forming pairs only close to the breeding season.
Food: Like all other Prinias, the Plain Prinia is an insectivorous bird.
Call: The call is a repetitive jirrt…jirrt…jirrt or tiee…tiee…tiee
IUCN Status: LC – Least Concern