Swamp Grass-babbler, Swamp Prinia

Swamp Grass-babbler, Swamp Prinia

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Swamp Grass-babbler, Swamp Prinia by Linda Sutton1
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
PELLORNEIDAE
Order: 
PASSERIFORMES
Genus: 
Laticilla
Species: 
cinerascens
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Walden, 1874)
Synonyms: 
Eurycercus cinerascens|Prinia cinerascens
Medium: 
transparent watercolor
Artist Statement: 
Loss of habitat in a limited range in the flood plains of NE India makes this relatively large, long tailed Prinia very rare. On the south bank of the Dibru river an undisturbed grassland was restored for them after being burned for agriculture, but the species did not return.