Tailor Bird ( Orthotomus Sutorius ) | Geo-Organisms | Habitat and Many more.


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Introduction to Tailor bird

    Its name is Tailor Bird. Nest of Tailor bird is second best to the nest of Baya weaver. They have reddish brown cap on the head and have white colour belly. And beak is completely pointed. He built nest by weaving threads and prepares a bag. Because of weaving the nest he also called tailor bird. They are generally 13 cm in length. He has specific sound (chuvit, chuvit).


Identification of Tailor Bird 

    A common bird like a warbler with a green back, a red crown, and a long bill. It gets its name from the way it builds its nest by stitching leaves together. A ubiquitous resident of parks, gardens and wooded areas across Southeast Asia. Its loud roar of “tuui-tuui whe” and “whee-whee…” is often part of the noise of everyday life in the community. Co-occurs with Tailorbird with a very dark neck in NE India and SE Asia, but is distinguished by wire, and in the absence of a deceptive back crown and yellow air.


Habitat in Tailor bird

    These warblers are usually brightly coloured, with green or grey upper parts and yellow white or grey under parts. They often have chestnut on the head. Tailor birds have short rounded wings, short tails as well as strong legs and long curved bills. The tail is typically held upright, like a wren bird who is similar to tailor bird. They are typically found in gardens and open woodland, scrub and gardens. Tailor birds get their name from the way their style of construction of his nest. The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fiber or spider’s web to make their nest strongest a cradle in which the actual grass nest is built.

Breeding Pattern in Tailor Bird 

    The breeding season is March to December which blooms from June to August in India, which coincides with the rainy season. In Sri Lanka the main breeding season is March to May and August to September, although they can breed all year round.

    Although the name is derived from their nest-building tradition, the nest is unique and is found in many printery warblers. The nest is a deep cup, compacted with soft material and placed on thick leaves and the leaves holding the nest have upper surfaces that make it difficult to see. Punctures are made on the edges of the leaves are small and do not cause leaf blight, which further helps to hide. The nest layer in Sri Lanka that was explored by Casey Wood was found to be full of lentils from Euphorbia, Ceiba pentandra and Bombax malabaricum species. Jerdon wrote that the bird forms knots, yet they do not use knots. Wood has distinguished the techniques used by the nest bird in the nest such as sewing, weaving, folding and mixing.



Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Aves
Order : passeriformes
Family : Cisticolidae
Genus : Orthotomus
Species : sutorius

Behaviour of Tailor Bird 


    Like most warblers, the common tailorbird is an insect eaters. The song is a cheeup-cheeup-cheeup with sound for a variety of people. Disyllabic calls are repeated several times. Tail birds are found alone or in pairs, usually low on trees or shrubs, sometimes jumping to the ground. They hunt for insects and are known to eat a variety of beetles and bedbugs. They are attracted to insects on flowers and are known to love mangoes. They also visit flowers such as Bombax, Salmalia to find nectar and are sometimes covered with pollen, giving them the appearance of a golden head.
    Birds lay alone during infertility but can play side by side during the breeding season, sometimes with a newly hatched newborn among adults. Selected mansions are small branches in the trees with a cover above them and were often close to human settlements and lights.



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