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  Orthotomus sutorius
  Family Name : Sylviidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Bird)

  Common Names : Common Tailorbird, Long-tailed Tailorbird

 
Common Tailorbird,Long-tailed Tailorbird
  • Description
    • Description :
      Looks similar to Dark-necked Tailorbird. Has distinctive pale grey undertail coverts and reddish thighs. Breeding male has elongated tail and dark streaks on neck.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Very common garden bird. Moves about low in the bushes looking for insects. Builds its nest inside two large leaves which it sews together using silk for thread.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Parks & Gardens
      Parks & Gardens :
      Singapore Botanic Gardens, West Coast Park
  • References
    • Strange, S. & Jeyarajasingam, A. 1993. Birds: A photographic guide to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Singapore: Sun Tree Publishing (S'pore) Pte Ltd. 258pp 

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