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Indian Grassbird Graminicola bengalensis  
Indian Grassbird
Photographer : © Prasad Ganpule
Location :Manas National Park, Assam, India
Date : 13 April 2017
English synonyms:Rufous-rumped Grassbird, Large Grass Warbler, Rufous-rumped Grass-Warbler, Rufous-rumped Grass Babbler, Indian Grass Babbler, Indian Grassbabbler, Indian Grass-babbler
Bird Family :Megaluridae - Grassbirds
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :A pair was building a nest and seen taking grass blades. We could observe them for more than 10 minutes. - PG
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to the Indian Subcontinent (Bangladesh, India and Nepal).

Rufous-rumped Grassbird Graminicola bengalensis has been split into Indian Grassbird Graminicola bengalensis and Chinese Grassbird Graminicola striatus (including sinicus) following Leader, P. J., Carey, G. J., Olsson, U., Baral, H. S. & Alström, P. (2010) The taxonomic status of Rufous-rumped Grassbird Graminicola bengalensis, with comments on its distribution and status. Forktail 26: 121-126.

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