Dark-necked Tailorbird

Scientific Name: Orthotomus atrogularis
Malay Name: Perenjak-Pisang Leher Hitam
Chinese Name: 黑喉缝叶莺

Breeding Range: (OR) widespread

Polytypic. Subspecies are: nitidus, atrogularis, major, humphreysi.

Local Subspecies: atrogularis

Size: 10.5-12 cm

Rufous crown, greyish underparts, black streaks on upper breast, olive upperparts. Told apart from Common Tailorbird by presence of yellow vent.

Similar looking species: Common Tailorbird, Ashy Tailorbird

Habitat: Forests, secondary growth, scrub, degraded forests. 

Behaviour/Ecology: Skulky, flitting inbetween bushes.

Local Status: Common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Widespread.


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

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