Birds of Morni: Common Tailorbird

November 21, 2011

Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) is a tiny, energetic olive-green bird with a brownish crown and white underparts. The tail remains upright at a jaunty angle with two elongated feathers. It hops around confidently on the ground. It is found all over the contry,  in scrub area, in urban lawns and shrubbery. It has a loud cheerful call. It feeds on tiny insects. It also feeds on nectar of flowers of the Silk Cotton Tree, Indian Coral Tree etc. The tailor-bird is famous for its nest.  Large leaves a plant are cleverly folded and stitched on the edges to form a funnel that ensconses the rough cup of grass, cotton wool etc

Common Tailorbird

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