03 Dec 2013 09:11 - 27 Apr 2014 13:49#1514by Bo Christensen
Bo Christensen created the topic: Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)
I would like some help to ID this pair of tiny birds, that every night sleeps in one of our chilis.
They arrive after sunset, and sits on the same branch every night. We can walk right past them, without them moving a feather.
The chilis are 20 mm. long so the birds are very small.
onflipflops replied the topic: Tiny bird in Phitsanulok ID
Think I still stick to my first impression, Common Tailorbird
But you could have a look at the following list.
Other contenders with similar coloration:
* Dark-necked Tailorbird, but since it has the light 'eyebrow' (supercilium) it's more likely the Common T.
* Chestnut-crowned Warbler, but I believe this bird has a shorter bill and overall a different shape
* Rufous-fronted babbler, but should have a bit a striped throat
* Triped Tit Babbler, but again should have a bit a striped throat
Bo Christensen replied the topic: Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)
I finally found a nest from this fascinating little species.
On a walk in the garden, I saw an adult bird with a fat green caterpillar in its beak, sitting in a young mango tree. It dissapeared into the leaves and left soon after without the caterpillar. I went to take a look and there the nest was. Made from 4-5 leaves and almost inivisible. There's a tiny hole in one end, just big enough for the adult to enter.
rushenb replied the topic: Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)
I arrived home from Kaeng Krachan only an hour ago. Earlier this morning I saw few leaves linked together, looked like a nest just in the photo above.. My thought first went to weaver ants, but there were no ants around. More strange, there were no holes, I could barely see what was inside (nothing), it was empty.
I shoot a dark-necked tailorbird downhill after Phanoen Thung towards the end of road a year ago. I could photo it from 3-5 meters, they were deffo not shy. :)