Common Tailorbird leaf bathing

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“The Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius maculicollis) love to bathe. On a hot day, after we have watered the garden, they like to use a large leaf like that of the keladi or yam (Colocasia esculenta). In the ‘wild’ I have seen them use a banana leaf.

“They will slide down the leaf to get wet, as well as open their wings and lean forward. Numerous episodes are required before they are satisfied.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Canning Garden Home, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
11th June 2012

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