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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. This little bird has a long upright tail, greenish upper body plumage and rust coloured forehead and crown.
A new visitor to my garden...
Immortalized by Rudyard Kipling in his Jungle Book, it is a common resident in urban 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.