|Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk)
|Date Taken: 2010-09-20|
|Camera: Nikon coolpix L110|
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|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2011-01-24 8:37|
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The Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) is a songbird found across tropical Asia. Popular for its nest made of leaves "sewn" together and immortalized by Rudyard Kipling in his Jungle Book, it is a common resident in urban gardens. Although shy birds that are usually hidden within vegetation, their loud calls are familiar and give away their presence. They are distinctive in having a greenish upper body plumage, long upright tail and the rust coloured forehead and crown.
These 13-cm-long warblers are brightly coloured, with bright green upperparts and whitish underparts. They have short rounded wings, a long tail, strong legs and a sharp bill with curved tip to the upper mandible. They are wren-like with a long upright tail that is often moved around. The crown is rufous and the upperparts are predominantly olive green. The underside is creamy white. The sexes are identical, except that the male has long central tail feathers in the breeding season. (The reliability of sexing of specimens in determining this difference has been questioned by Hugh Whistler.) Young birds are duller. When calling the dark patches on the sides of the neck become visible. These are due to the dark pigmented and bare skin that are present in both sexes and sometimes give the appearance of a dark gorget.
This passerine bird is typically found in open farmland, scrub, forest edges and gardens. Tailorbirds get their name from the way their nest is constructed. The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibre or spider silk to make a cradle in which the actual nest is built.
Like most warblers, the Common Tailorbird is insectivorous. The song is a loud cheeup-cheeup-cheeup with variations across the populations. The disyllabic calls are repeated often.
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Beautiful bird you got here. I like it, but I made a workshop for more sharpness and another composition. I hope you don't mind.
Beautiful photo of the bird, good to see the interesting leaves of the tree too. regards Yiannis
- [2011-01-24 22:37]
Good image considering the agile tailor bird, fine pose too. tfs.
- [2011-01-25 14:36]
colors, the composition has been very good.
Congratulations and best regards