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March 24, 2020

Tailorbirds

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Tailorbirds – Orthotomus genus.

“Tailorbirds belong to the genus Orthotomus. The genus contains 13 species. Recent research suggests they belong in the Cisticolidae family. Tailorbirds have short rounded wings, short tails, strong legs and long curved bills. The tail is typically held upright, like a wren. Tailorbirds get their name from the way their nest is constructed. The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibre or spider’s web to make a cradle in which the actual grass nest is built.” (wiki)

Mountain Tailorbird
Mountain Tailorbird (Phyllergates cucullatus)

Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, malaysia. March 2020. The Mountain Tailorbird has actually been moved to the Cettiidae genus.

Rufous-tailed Tailorbird
Rufous-tailed Tailorbird (Orthotomus sericeus)

Mulu. sarawak. Malaysia, February 2020.

Ashy Tailorbird
Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficaps)

Also known as the Red-headed Tailorbird. Sepilok. sabah. Malaysia. January 2020.

Common Tailorbird
Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)

Mayem, Goa, India. September 2017.

Dark-necked Tailorbird
Dark-necked Tailorbird (Orthotomus atrogularis).

Siem Reap, cambodia. August 2012.

Tailorbirds bird list

Dark-necked Tailorbird (Orthotomus atrogularis).
Rufous-tailed Tailorbird (Orthotomus sericeus)
Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficaps)
Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)

Mountain Tailorbird (Phyllergates cucullatus)

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