Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Tailor That Flies..............

Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) gets its name because of the way the female bird builds her nest. She sews two leaves together with her beak using cobweb strings or other natural fiber she can find. I've taken a photo of  a nest I see by our driveway these days. Do play the video,I've got one quite close in that.


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25 comments:

  1. oh she's cute! that little tail is just wagging! she's shaped like our wrens here. :)

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  2. Great image and video of the Tailorbird!

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  3. Adorable and talented.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  4. Super post Amila. Loved all that tail wagging in the video.

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  5. I love the way the tailorbird wags it's tail feathers. :) So it can sew? I wonder if you could lend me one to help me mend some clothes here. :)

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  6. A lovely post about a beautiful bird. Many thanks for sharing.

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  7. Great photos and video and a lovely bird.

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  8. Cute little bird! I love how the tail looks like a pendulum wagging in time to the chirps just like a ticking clock.

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  9. Interesting...and a neat little bird.

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  10. Such a beautiful bird Amila! I love that metronome tail swinging back and forth. The picture of the tailor bird is amazing! ;-)WBW

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  11. Beautiful, amazing little bird! I love the video, with the tail going back and forth.

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  12. What an interesting bird...such a beautiful color and so resourceful.

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  13. Beautiful bird and a lovely post. Very interesting.

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  14. I see we all noticed that tail! Cool video. thanks.

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  15. What an amazing bird! I've never heard of a nest like that, way cool!

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  16. Wow what an interesting bird and post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  17. Super little bird....love the video too--

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  18. Hi folks,I'm grateful to you all for making blogging such a pleasant experience!:)

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  19. Great video. His tail was going crazy!

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  20. Very pretty bird she is, and the green colors really helps her blend in so well with the foliage too.

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  21. I'd never thought of this as a nest - very interesting. Thanks for sharing the information and btw cool video!

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  22. I can't think of another bird that I've seen wagging its tail like a dog...great video!

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  23. Wonderful post! Great photos and video! Yea, she looks very much like our wrens here in Kentucky, but green! The wrens flip their tails instead of wagging! How neat!

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  24. Hi there, Many thanks for all your kind words!

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