Rufous-tailed Tailorbird

Scientific Name: Orthotomus sericeus

Malay Name: Perenjak-Pisang Ekor Merah

Chinese Name: 红头缝叶莺

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

Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: hesperius, sericeus, rubicundulus.

Local Subspecies: hesperius

Size: 12-14 cm

Identification: Bright chestnut hood, with white throat and rufous tail. Greyish upperparts with whitisih underparts, sometimes streaked with grey.

Similar looking species: Ashy Tailorbird

Habitat: Forests, secondary forests, forest edges. 


Local Status: Uncommon resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Dairy Farm Nature Park

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

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