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Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis brevicauda   - Female carrying nesting material
Ashy Prinia
Photographer : © Pathmanath Samaraweera
Location :Malabe, outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date : 21 August 2013
English synonyms:Ashy Wren Warbler, Ashy Wren-Warbler
Bird Family :Cisticolidae - Cisticolas, Prinias & Scrub Warblers
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :I photographed this pair nest building. The male was mostly singing (though he too participated) while the female was nest building. They could be sexed as in Sri Lanka (P. s. brevicauda) the female acquires a short supercilium during breeding. - PS