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Common Tailorbird
  Orthotomus sutorius
Common Tailorbird

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

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

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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