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Common Tailorbird


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Tailorbirds are very famous in India especially amongst children, with stories of their fascinating stitching skills which rival that of best tailors. They first stitch a big leaf in form of a container in which they build their nest. This little bird was a surprise spotting as I was looking out for Crimson Sunbird pair which were hovering nearby, but instead got distracted by Tailorbird’s high pitched chweeut-chweeut song! For other birds found in our campus, go through this checklist!

Common Name: Common Tailorbird                        Scientific Name: Orthotomus sutorius

Local Names: Assamese:                                          Size: 11-13 cms

Global Status: Least Threatened                               Campus Status: Number >50

Distinctive Identifiers:

1. Rufous crown and forehead

2. Greenish upper body

3. White supercilium (eyebrow region

4. White and slightly grey underparts

5. Pinkish legs and beak which is long and sharp like a needle

Have a look at these pictures!

Common Tailorbird

Common Tailorbird

A Common Tailorbird with upright tail

A Common Tailorbird with upright tail

A Common Tailorbird calling

A Common Tailorbird calling


You would also like to see:

Birds of IIT Guwahati:

1. Asian Barred Owlet  2. Red-vented Bulbul  3. Taiga Flycatcher  4. Scaly Breasted Munia  5. Black Drongo

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About Avinash Hindupur

Im an Android developer, IIT Guwahati alum. Also a birder, wanderluster & serial hobbyist. Exploring world, one step at a time.

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7 thoughts on “Common Tailorbird

  1. Very nice pictures. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted by tutankhamon61 | April 13, 2012, 4:33 PM
  2. He seems to be a very curious bird! Very interesting. Thanks for the nice photo.

    Posted by Bluebird Annie | April 14, 2012, 9:08 AM

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