The crown is grey with rufous underparts. Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. A moult occurs in spring (April–May) and another moult occurs in autumn (October–November). J. Bombay Nat. Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis) near Hodal I IMG 9173.jpg 800 × 588; 182 KB Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis) nest- eggs in West Indian Elm (Guazuma ulmifolia) in Hyderabad, AP W IMG 7496.jpg 658 × 600; 152 KB Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. EXIF info – Aperture : ƒ/5 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark III | Taken : 24 June, 2012 | Exposure bias : -1.3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 420mm | ISO : 160 | Location : 12° 55.3343′ 0″ N 74° 51.9863′ 0″ E | Shutter speed : 1/500s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Ashy Wren Warbler or Ashy Prinia at its nest! The tail is typically held upright, like a wren. Soc. They usually build their nests in shrubs close to the ground or in tall grasses (reed beds near wetlands) but have also been observed to nest in balconies and crevices of buildings. The non-migratory Prinia genus shows biannual moult which is rare among passerines. ????? The species shows shading of feathers twice a year (moult). Ashy Prinia is insectivorous. Usually it is seen clambering about or hopping on the ground. Another call is a nasal tee-tee-tee. They are found singly or in pairs in shrubbery and will often hop on the ground searching for insects. Biannual moult is theorized to be favoured when ectoparasite loads are very high. Rarely the bird reuses nest material to rebuild a nest at new location. For 5D Mark III I can go maximum to ISO 3200 or even 6400. Eggs vary from brick red to rich chestnut in colors. When it did finally, I switched off my camera by mistake. The song is a repetitive zeet-zeet-zeet. The Indian robin mainly found in dry habitats,breeds in March to June and August to September and nest in Hole in the Walls. Having fed the chicks, the parent is waiting for them to expel their faecal globules so they can transport them out of the nest and throw them some distance away!This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Ashy Prinia builds its nest close to the ground in a shrub or tall grass and lays 3-5 eggs. ????-?????? If I am using Canon EOS 7D I restrict only to 1600 as the low high ISO on that produces unacceptable noise. Women no … Wide aperture along with 420mm focal length gave me this nice bokeh. I could get shutter speed of 1/500 and 1/400th of second. English synonyms: Ashy Wren Warbler, Ashy Wren-Warbler. The ashy prinia, which can build a nest identical to the tailorbird, may also construct a slightly differently shaped oblong nest that resembles a pouch or bag, which is also located low down in the foliage. Wings are short and rounded. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The tail is usually held upright and the strong legs are used for clambering about and hopping on the ground. The usual nest is placed low in a bush and consists of leaves stitched together with webs, lined with hair and having an entrance on the side. They have a short black bill. This is 13-14 cms long bird. ???! The broad end of the egg is generally darker than the remainder of the shell, and exhibits a cap or zone.The eggs hatch in about 12 days. Images and content Copyright © 2006-2020 Krishna Mohan. Prinias, 10 to 15 centimetres (4 to 6 inches) long, are more strongly marked than most sylviids. By BirderPics It is cream coloured tipped with black sub-terminal spots. ISO was at auto and camera guessed it at 160. It has short black beak. It … The Ashy Prinia builds its nest close to the ground in a shrub or tall grass and lays 3-5 eggs. The lifestyle of people has also changed. Knowing a bit of about birds and their habits, I decided to do a little experiment. To make my background as smooth as possible I turned to aperture priority mode and dialed it to f/5.0. These 13–14 cm long warblers have short rounded wings and longish graduated cream tail tipped with black subterminal spots. They built their nest for several years generally in a shrub and placed below 4 ft from the ground. Nesting Habits. The species is believed to be monogamous and both the male and the female take part in incubation and feeding though to varying extents. The crown is grey and the underparts are Rufus in most plumages. Ashy Prinia This passerine bird is a … This bird easily identified because of its small size, distinctive colors and upright tail. On that evening I found this lovely Ashy Prinia sitting on a dry twig singing nicely. The ashy prinia builds its nest close to the ground in a shrub or tall grass.there are several types of nests, including a flimsy cup made by sewing several large leaves, an oblong purse-like structure with grass stems inside it, and a flimsy ball of grass.The usual nest is built low in a bush and consists of leaves stitched together with webs, lined with hair and having an entrance on the side. The breeding season is round the year but mostly after the monsoons. The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibre or spider's web to make a cradle in which the actual grass nest is built. No Comments. Rarely the bird reuses nest material to rebuild a nest at new location. The Ashy Prinia builds its nest close to the ground in a shrub or tall grass and lays 3-5 eggs.