Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia (in nest)
Scientific Name 
Prinia gracilis
Arabic Name 
Kuwaiti name 
11.0 cm
Least Concern


Common resident; breeds in Kuwait. Has expanded its range in Kuwait after the late 1970s, even colonizing Failaka. It is found in damp grasslands, rough scrub thickets, tamarisk and reeds. A charismatic noisy bird, often singing a simple rattling trill.
Where in Kuwait 
It is s typically found in shrub or tall grass in a variety of habitats with thick undergrowth, tamarisks and even reedbeds and is more common in the Jahra Area, both inland and coastal.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a stable population. It is a resident breeder in Northeast Africa and Southwest Asia, from Egypt and Somalia east to Pakistan and North India. The long tail is often cocked, and the flight of this species is weak
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation and very cold winters