Dark-necked Tailorbird

Scientific Name: Orthotomus atrogularis

Malay Name: Perenjak-Pisang Leher Hitam

Chinese Name: 黑喉缝叶莺

Range: Breeding Range: (OR) widespread

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

Local Subspecies: atrogularis

Size: 10.5-12 cm

Identification: 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.

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BirdLife International. (2016). Orthotomus atrogularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22714985A94434723.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023