Rufous-tailed Tailorbird

on 25th April 2022

A male.

The Rufous-tailed Tailorbird (Orthotomus sericeus hesperius) is one of the hardest of the local Tailorbirds to see, as it is an undergrowth ‘specialist’. Its behaviour is more like a Bush Robin or Wren, calling from dense undergrowth and only flitting dashes seen.

Another male.

Locally near-threatened. I saw three pairs spread out over a 2 km stretch. Posts show images of males. I did see females and imaged them foraging but very poor resolution. Females having a variable black sub-apical bar, most marked on central feathers (Wells 2007). I recorded quite a number of different call types and hope to post them soon.

Yet another male.

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Broken primary forest with secondary growth

Date: 4th June 2020

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED

 

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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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