Grey-crowned prinia

Grey-crowned prinia
Illustration by Joseph Smit (1878)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Prinia
P. cinereocapilla
Binomial name
Prinia cinereocapilla
Moore, F, 1854

The grey-crowned prinia (Prinia cinereocapilla) is a species of bird in the family Cisticolidae. It is found in Bhutan, northern India and Nepal. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Grey-crowned prinia is 11 cm long and weighs 6–8·5 g. A small, neatly proportioned and relatively short-tailed prinia with small and slim bill. In fresh plumage has rufous forehead.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Prinia cinereocapilla". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22713578A94380640. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22713578A94380640.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.

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