Rufescent Prinia – family group and vocalisation

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“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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