French: Couturière à tête noire German: Schwarzkopf-Schneidervogel Spanish: Sastrecillo cabecinegro
Other common names:
Dinagat, Siargao and E Mindanao (Agusan, Surigao, E Davao), in SE Philippines.
12 cm; c. 7 g. A dark tailorbird with distinctive head pattern. Male has bold white supercilium extending from lores backwards, and white line beneath eye, contrasting with... read more
Song a long, descending stuttering trill, slowing as it levels out; very similar to that of O.... read more
Dense forest undergrowth in lowlands, to 1000 m.
Food and feeding
Food small invertebrates. Shy and elusive; usually in pairs in dense undergrowth, rarely venturing into open.
Birds with enlarged gonads in Mar, Apr and May. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not gobally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Status uncertain; although generally considered rare or uncommon, its shy... read more
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