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Common Tailorbird

Orthotomus sutorius


size 13cm.It is olive green in color with white underparts and rust colored crown. It also has two elongated pinpointed feathers in the tail.


spotted in Devil's Ivy in my garden.


After a long struggle with a crow mother of these two birds died,but luckily they were grown enough to face the world.

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So cuteee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

So, so sweet!!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

I have always wanted to see that nest personally.

Gopal murali
Gopal murali 9 years ago

Susi T-B i have uploaded it again :)

Susi T-B
Susi T-B 9 years ago

Your second picture isn't showing up; can you reload it?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing such interesting picture... Its wonderful to learn about this kind nest. Good job Gopal.

Gopal murali
Gopal murali 9 years ago

AshishNimkar thanks i have added a pic of its nest...thanks Arun...

Hema 9 years ago

R.I.P brave mom!

Thank you Ava, I definitely read it wrong. Sad about mom but glad these two were ok!

albear1960 9 years ago

Beautiful picture and glad there was a happy ending for the little fledglings!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

great learning and spotting Gopal.. Please add if you have captured entire nest... This is very wonderful spotting...!!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

I think the babies were fine Cindy, but the mother died.

Interesting nest structure with the leaf. Sad to hear about the babies outcome.

Arun 9 years ago

nice spotting ..

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

Gopal murali
Spotted by
Gopal murali

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Feb 23, 2011
Submitted on Jul 5, 2012

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