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Common Tailorbird
  Orthotomus sutorius
Common Tailorbird

Characteristics:
About 12 cm long (excluding elongated male tail). Rufous forecrown and long tail (often cocked) are its distinctive features. Juvenile lacks rufous crown.

Distribution:
Resident. Common and widespread. Often seen in woodland and major urban parks.

Habits:
Usually keeps to undergrowth but is not shy. The bird is noisy with a variety of call notes. Breeding season from April to August. Constructs unique nest with one or two leaves stitched together to form a firm support for the small round nest.


Photo: Cheung Ho Fai

 
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