Indian grassbird

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Indian grassbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pellorneidae
Genus: Graminicola
Species: G. bengalensis
Binomial name
Graminicola bengalensis
Jerdon, 1863

The Indian grassbird (Graminicola bengalensis) is a passerine bird in the Pellorneidae family. It was formerly placed in the Old World warbler family Sylviidae and the babbler family Timaliidae.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It occurs in tall emergent vegetation in or bordering freshwater swamps or along banks of rivers in the lowlands of Bangladesh, northern India, Bhutan and the Chitwan National Park of Nepal. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

The Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve in Nepal represents the western limit of its distribution.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Graminicola bengalensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2008) Graminicola bengalensis. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1.
  3. ^ Baral, H.S., Inskipp, C. (2009) The Birds of Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve, Nepal. Our Nature (2009) 7: 56-81 download pdf
  • Collar, N. J., Robson, C. (2007) Family Timaliidae (Babblers) pp. 70 – 291 In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Christie, D.A. (eds.) Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

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