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Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris rafflesi   - Adult female
Yellow-bellied Prinia
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Ex-mining pools, fish farming, extensive wetlands, Malim Nawar, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 8 February 2021
English synonyms:Yellow-bellied Wren Warbler, Yellow-bellied Wren-Warbler, Sind Prinia (sindiana), Chinese Prinia (sonitans), Brahmaputra Prinia (flaviventris), Raffles's Prinia (delacouri, rafflesi)
Bird Family :Cisticolidae - Cisticolas, Prinias & Scrub Warblers
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The adult female partner of the male in the other two images – note male face has more black and female retains the white supercilium.

A hand held video of the male singing is here: https://youtu.be/1atFkfr-4Tw

Note again the breeding plumage changes in the males - an indistinct, brownish (or buff) upper breast (at times lower neck band) – seen better in 2nd half of the video. In some birds this extends lower down and is almost confluent with the yellow belly; but always very light.

- Amar

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