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.
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