French: Couturière à col noir German: Dunkelkehl-Schneidervogel Spanish: Sastrecillo cuellinegro
Other common names:
Subspecies and Distribution
O. a. nitidus
A. O. Hume, 1874 – NE India (from Jalpaiguri, in West Bengal, E to Assam S of Brahmaputra, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland), E Bangladesh (Chittagong Hills), also Myanmar (except W), extreme S China (S Yunnan), throughout Thailand (except S), Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
O. a. atrogularis
Temminck, 1836 – Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo (except NE).
O. a. major
Chasen & Kloss, 1928 – Tioman I (off E Peninsular Malaysia), and Anambas Is and N Natuna Is.
O. a. humphreysi
Chasen & Kloss, 1929 – NE Borneo.
11–12 cm; 7·5 g. A typical tailorbird, with relatively long and slightly decurved bill, but with black breastband. Male nominate race breeding has rufous crown... read more
Song a rather high, almost agitated and shivery “pirra, pirra, pirra…” rapidly... read more
Forests of a variety of types, including broadleaf evergreen, semi-evergreen or mixed deciduous,... read more
Food and feeding
Food almost entirely insects and other tiny invertebrates. Typically in pairs, foraging within dense cover; generally keeps low in... read more
Season Mar–Aug in NE India and Feb–Sept in SE Asia, coinciding with wet season. Nest a deep pouch of fine fresh grasses and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally common throughout most of its wide range; scarce and very local in NE India, where no recent records from West Bengal. In Myanmar... read more
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