Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tailor Bird

Tailorbirds are small birds belonging to thThese warblers are usually brightly coloured, with green or grey upperparts and yellow white or grey underparts. They often have chestnut on the head.
Tailorbirds have short rounded wings, short tails, strong legs and long curved bills. The tail is typically held upright, like a wren.. They are typically found in open woodland, scrub and gardens.
Tailor birds get their name from the way their nest is constructed. The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fiber or spider's web to make a cradle in which the actual grass nest is builte genus Orthotomus often placed in the Old World warbler family Sylviidae.

Species List

Two species have been found to be only distantly related to Orthotomus and probably better regarded as a separate genus Artisornis.[2]:
Plus the two species likely to be moved to the Cettiidae:

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