Common Tailorbird


Scientific Name: Orthotomus sutorius
Common Name: Common Tailorbird
Other Name: Darzan, Songbird

Identifying Features: tiny bird, needle-like beak, green body, rofous crown, loud calls, short & quick flight, long tail

Fun Facts:

  • Common Tailorbirds use to stitch a big leaf using plant fibre or spider silk to create a cradle in which they build their nests. They are very active and restless.
  • They are considered as strong singers among all the birds. They make much louder melodious calls as compared to their tiny size.
  • Rudyard Kipling has immortalized the bird by positioning in his famous Jungle Book.


This image was clicked by Nitoo Das.

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