French: Couturière à calotte rousse German: Philippinenschneidervogel Spanish: Sastrecillo cabecicastaño
Other common names:
Philippine Tailorbird (when lumped with O. chloronotus)
Subspecies and Distribution
O. c. castaneiceps
Walden, 1872 – Bantayan, Calagnaan, Guimaras, Masbate, Pan de Azucar, Panay and Ticao (C Philippines).
O. c. rabori
Parkes, 1961 – Negros and Cebu (C Philippines).
13 cm; 11–12 g (rabori). Typical tailorbird with graduated tail, relatively long bill slightly decurved towards tip; distinctive within range. Nominate race... read more
Song a loud, bubbly, rhythmic series of notes in two parts, which may be uttered continuously for a... read more
Forest in lowlands, especially forest edges and clearings, but also adjacent agricultural land;... read more
Food and feeding
Food insects; no precise details available. Keeps very much to low undergrowth, hence more difficult to see than are some tailorbirds.
Reported Mar–May on Panay, and during Apr and May on Negros. Nest usually placed towards tip of branch or drooping fern frond in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Relatively common at most forested sites on a large number of the islands which it inhabits. Greatly favoured by its tolerance of, or... read more
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