Dark-necked Tailorbird in NE Borneo

on 10th June 2016

The least common of the tailorbirds in Borneo is the Dark-necked Tailorbird (Orthotomus atrogularis humphreysi).

TailorbirdDN {AmarSingh} 1

“Saw a very confident male on the trail in primary forest.

TailorbirdDN {AmarSingh} 2

“In north-east Borneo is quite different from O. a. atrogularis that occurs in Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and the rest of Borneo.

TailorbirdDN {AmarSingh}

“Almost thought I was seeing a Mountain Tailorbird as the yellow of the underparts is extensive. Said to have more extensive black on breast but this male did not show it. It had a partner nearby and behaved as an adult.

“Call below…

“Waveform-sonogram below…
TailorbirdDN sonogram {AmarSingh}

“Phillipps (2014) states that the way to differentiate the 3 lowland Tailorbird in Borneo is to look at the tail colour – greenish in the Dark-necked Tailorbird.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st May 2016

Location: Rain-forest Discovery Center, Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Interior of forest reserve, thick canopy

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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