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Tawny-flanked Prinia

Afrikaans name: Bruinsylangstertjie

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Tawny-flanked Prinia

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Prinia subflava

The Tawny-flanked Prinia is a common bird that is widely distributed over the eastern half of South Africa. They are normally found in patches of long grass, low bushes, weeds or other tall vegetation.

They are often found in pairs or small groups and have a habit of clinging to long grass and making their tseep sounding call.

Tawny-flanked Prinias feed mainly on insects but also do eat nectar.

They breed through spring and summer. The nest is oval shaped with the entrance on the side but near the top. Around 3 eggs are laid and it is interesting that the colour of the eggs varies from cream to blue to pink, with or without markings.

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References

List of South African Birds

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