Ashy Tailorbird

Scientific Name: Orthotomus ruficeps
Malay Name: Perenjak-Pisang Kelabu Biasa
Chinese Name: 灰缝叶莺

Range:
Breeding Range: (OR) Malay Peninsula to Philippines

Taxonomy:
Polytypic. Subspecies are: cineraceus, germaini, baeus, concinnus, ruficeps, palliolatus, baweanus, borneoensis, cagayanensis.

Local Subspecies: cineraceus

Size: 11-11.5 cm

Identification:
Grey tailorbird with rufous forehead, crown, lores and eye area. 

Similar looking species: Dark-necked Tailorbird, Rufous-tailed Tailorbird

Habitat: Coastal forests, mangroves, but also secondary forests and gardens.

Behaviour/Ecology: Skulky, calls often.

Local Status: Common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

References:
BirdLife International. (2016). Orthotomus ruficeps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021