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Karoo Prinia

Prinia maculosa


The Karoo Prinia is 13–15 cm long, with short rounded wings, a longish tail, strong legs and a short straight black bill. The head has a whitish eyebrow and the upperparts are otherwise brown. The throat and lower face are whitish with dark streaking and the rest of the underparts are yellowish white or yellow with distinct black streaking. The long tail has a dark spot near the end and is typically cocked up at an angle. The feet and legs are pinkish-brown, and the eye is dark brown. The sexes are identical, but juveniles are much yellower below than the adults and less heavily streaked.




The calls of this species include a sharp chleet-chleet-chleet-chleet-chleet-chleet, and a fast buzzy tit-tit-tit-tit-tit

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Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 10 years ago

Done, Thanks for the advice Debbie!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 10 years ago

You're new photos are great Jared, I think I would choose #3 as the cover photo its lovely and you can really see its orange eye ring!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 10 years ago

New pics added to spotting!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 10 years ago

Ja angry bird!! Haha

Neilen Joyce
Neilen Joyce 10 years ago

Yoh!!! he looks vicious!!!

Jared Hersch
Spotted by
Jared Hersch

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 30, 2013
Submitted on Apr 30, 2013

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