Common Tailorbird foraging

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“The Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius maculicollis) is one of many resident birds in our ‘wild’ urban garden.

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“The thick ground cover we have provides them with extensive foraging opportunities, often ‘disappearing’ under it and all we see are ‘ripples’ of the vegetation (above).

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“Here seen investigating the underside of Piper sarmentosum for insects and caterpillars (above).

“Our ground cover consists of many plants intermingled: Money plants trailing (Epipremnum aureum), Wild Strawberries (Fragaria vesca), Daun Kaduk (Piper sarmentosum), Chilli plants (Capsicum annuum), a number of herbs, etc.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
15th January 2017

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban enviroment
15th January 2017

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