25 August 2022

Graceful Prinia – Wadi Tarj

I was birding Wadi Tarj when I heard a Graceful Prinia singing some distance away. The bird sounded very different to the birds we see in Jubail and Dhahran in the Eastern Province which we have identified as Delicate Prinia. These birds have a much slower call and after making some recordings and looking at the sonograms, look like Graceful Prinia of the subspecies yemenensis. This is the subspecies Shirahi and Svenson say should be in the area. I managed to get a couple of relatively poor photos of the singing bird which are shown below. 

Delicate Prinia - Dhahran

Graceful Prinia - Wadi Tarj