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Striped prinia

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Striped prinia
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Prinia
P. striata
Binomial name
Prinia striata
Swinhoe, 1859

The striped prinia (Prinia striata) or Swinhoe's prinia is a species of bird in the family Cisticolidae. It was formerly lumped with the Himalayan prinia (P. crinigera) as the striated prinia, but was split from it following a study published in 2019.[1][2][3]

It is distributed throughout mainland China and Taiwan. It is sympatric with P. crinigera in the Yunnan Province of China.[1][2]

There are three known subspecies: P. s. catharia, which ranges from northeast India through Myanmar to south-central China, P. s. parumstriata, which is distributed throughout southeast and central China, and P. s. striata, which is restricted to Taiwan.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Alström, Per; Rasmussen, Pamela C.; Sangster, George; Dalvi, Shashank; Round, Philip D.; Zhang, Ruying; Yao, Cheng-Te; Irestedt, Martin; Manh, Hung Le (2019). "Multiple species within the Striated Prinia Prinia crinigera-Brown Prinia P. polychroa complex revealed through an integrative taxonomic approach". Ibis. 162 (3): 936–967. doi:10.1111/ibi.12759. ISSN 1474-919X.
  2. ^ a b c "Striated Prinia (Prinia crinigera)". www.hbw.com. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (2020). "Grassbirds, Donacobius, Malagasy warblers, cisticolas, allies". IOC World Bird List Version 10.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 22 February 2020.