A family of Common Tailorbird in communication

“Came across a family of two adult and two juvenile Common Tailorbirds (Orthotomus sutorius maculicollis) in the golf course (there were more in the resort). I mainly watched the presumed adult female with one fledged juvenile. The adult male was caring for the other, and parents kept in vocal contact. It was still early, about 7.45 am and light was limited making images grainy.

“The juvenile was calling very frequently for food (above left) and the parent obliged with insect prey (above right) – saw a small stink bug and a winged insect being fed. The foraging was mainly in a ‘conifer’ tree (Araucaria sp.).

“Recording of calls of juvenile in ‘duet’ HERE with parent (possibly just an overlap), and juvenile alone asking for food HERE.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
5th October 2011

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