Ashy Tailorbird – family unit

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Composite image of head “shots” of adult male, adult female and 2 juveniles to show differences in bare parts and plumage.

“Observed a family Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps cineraceus) – 2 adults and 2 juveniles today (the usually number of fledglings). Note the grey appearing at the sides of the breast and rufous in scalp of the juveniles.

Adult male.

“Juvenile bare parts (lower mandible and feet) are brighter than seen in adults (pale pink lower mandible in adults). Iris in juvenile muddy brown compared to amber in adult.

Adult male.
Adult female.

“Both juveniles were self-feeding – see bottom image for a feeding episode on a flying insect.

Juvenile.
Juvenile.
Juvenile feeding on a flying insect.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
16th October 2018

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Secondary growth a fringe of the city

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