French: Couturière à dos vert German: Rostwangen-Schneidervogel Spanish: Sastrecillo de Java
Other common names: Javan Tailorbird
See O. ruficeps. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
O. s. sundaicus
Hoogerwerf, 1962 – Panaitan I (W Java).
O. s. sepium
Horsfield, 1821 – Java, Bali and Lombok.
12 cm; c. 7 g. A rather short-tailed, grey tailorbird with relatively long bill slightly decurved towards tip, yellow undertail-coverts. Male has forehead, forecrown and side... read more
Variety of single notes, rhythmically repeated for prolonged periods, “chu-chu-chu…”, or “turr-turr... read more
Inland forests; favours secondary forest and forest edges, bamboo thickets, and bushy edges of... read more
Food and feeding
Food small invertebrates, especially insects and their larvae. Forages both in pairs and in family parties, in undergrowth and in tree... read more
No detailed information; presumably much as for O. ruficeps.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Relatively common at most wooded sites within its range. This species’ preference for bushy and secondary scrub should ensure its survival.
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