Common Tailorbird

Scientific Name: Orthotomus sutorius

Malay Name: Perenjak-Pisang Biasa

Chinese Name: 长尾缝叶莺

Range: Breeding Range: (OR) widespread

Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: guzuratus, patia, luteus, inexpectatus, longicauda, maculicollis, edela, fernandonis, sutorius.

Local Subspecies: maculicollis

Size: 10.5-13 cm

Identification: Greenish upperparts and greyish underparts with pale bill. Rufous forehead and lores, legs pinkish. Told apart from Dark-necked Tailorbird by lack of yellow vent. 

Similar looking species: Dark-necked Tailorbird, Ashy Tailorbird

Habitat: Scrub, degraded forests, forests, mangroves. 

Behaviour/Ecology: Skulky, flitting inbetween bushes. 

Local Status: Very common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Widespread.

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BirdLife International. (2016). Orthotomus sutorius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023

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