Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)

4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 1 month ago #1514 by Bo Christensen
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.



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4 years 5 months ago #1515 by onflipflops
It looks like a Tailorbird to me. I think Common Tailorbird, but not sure how many kinds there are, don't have my bird book at hand.
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4 years 5 months ago #1516 by Bo Christensen
That looks like a good candidate onflipflops.
I will see if I can getter a better photo tonight.

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #1517 by Bo Christensen
Two more photos from last night.
They are not more than 6-7 cm. long, so if they are Common Tailorbirds, they are still very young.



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4 years 5 months ago #1518 by onflipflops
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
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4 years 5 months ago #1519 by Bo Christensen
Thank you for taking another look. I will look at your other suggestions.

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