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Main features: Small (12cm); entire body is a dark ashy-grey, although may be whitish at the abdomen; completely rufous face (including crown) and throat.
Female: Paler and duller than the male; pale chest and white belly.
Juvenile: Paler with whitish throat.
Call: Described as a shrill disyllabic tree-chip; ti-wee ti-wee or whee-chip. Also pree-pree-pree.
In flight: Darting low flight in the understorey thickets.
Common Tailorbird (O. sutorius): The Ashy has a red face while the Common only has a red crown; the Ashy is grey elsewhere while the Common is olive on the upperparts and pale below; the Common has a long tail which the Ashy lacks. Both of them have red thighs.
Status in Singapore: Common resident throughout the island and North and South offshore islands.
World distribution: Indochina, down through peninsular Malaysia to the Greater Sundas and Palawan.
Classification: Family Sylviidae (which includes Warblers and Babblers). World 552 species, Singapore 19 species.
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Wonderful subject and a perfect picture.
Excellent shot and nice PoV, wonderful colours. The eye of the bird can be perfectly seen.
Thanks for sharing.
I like this one too. You've taken some good shots with the big lens of yours. Excellent composition, great OOF background, excellent sharpness and plumage details.