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Ashy Tailorbird

Ashy Tailorbird
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-04 5:07
Viewed: 3169
Points: 6
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Ashy Tailorbird
Orthotomus ruficeps

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.

Similar birds:
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.

Hello ang,

Excellent shot and nice PoV, wonderful colours. The eye of the bird can be perfectly seen.

Thanks for sharing.

Hi Ang

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.


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