Common Tailorbird

Here is the picture of a Common Tailorbird taken yesterday. It is a small bird known for the nests it constructs from leaves. It also makes loud and beautiful song which makes them easy to spot, although it spends most of the time between the leaves.

Common Tailorbird

Common Tailorbird photo from Cheruvally, Date: 15.12.2013

These birds mainly feed on small insects and hop from one branch to another. These are roughly double the size of sunbirds, and are calmer in behavior. So they are comparatively easy to photograph.

Upper parts are greenish yellow, top of the head orange, neck and under parts white. They have a long tail. They belong to the family Cisticolidae and species name is Orthotomus sutorius.

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