Common Tailorbird

Scientific Name: Orthotomus sutorius
Malay Name: Perenjak-Pisang Biasa
Chinese Name: 长尾缝叶莺

Breeding Range: (OR) widespread

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

Local Subspecies: maculicollis

Size: 10.5-13 cm

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: Common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Widespread.

Featured articles:

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