Sunday, February 23, 2014

Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)

English : Common Tailorbird
Binomial name : Orthotomus sutorius
Sinhala : බට්ටිච්චා

Common tailor bird is brightly colored and can be seen in tropical Asia including Sri Lanka. It is given the name 'Tailor bird' due to its ability of creating nests by sewing large leaves of trees together into a shape of a cradle.They feed on insects.Even this bird lives hidden within vegetation, presence can be identified by loud "cheeup-cheeup-cheeup" call.

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