Saturday, September 28, 2013

Birds in Neighbourhood - 11

I am the few of the fortunate who occasionally get to see few birds of different variety around my house in Bangalore. I have captured few of them in my camera and here they are. One such beautiful bird is Common Tailorbird



They have greenish upper body plumage and rust colored forehead and crown. They are unique because of their long upright tail.



They are easy to identify even if they are hidden vegetation, by their loud calls. These birds are insectivorous. 




They get their name from the way their nest is built where the edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibre or spider silk in the form of cradle.

28 comments:

Magia da Inês said...

Fotos preciosas.
O pássaro parece tão frágil mas está devidamente camuflado pela folhagem, a natureza é tão sábia!!!

¸.•°♡彡Ótimo sábado!
♡♫° ·.Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
¸.•°❤❤⊱

Carletta said...

Love this bird's coloring!
The nest sounds quite unique.

Unknown said...

new ones to me

Our photos said...

Beautiful are your bird photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! Great shots and what a beautiful bird ~ carol ^_^

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely bird, Rajesh! And what great shadow shots for the day! Have a great weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute little bird!

Jeevan said...

I have learned about their nesting habit in school... beautiful capture! glad u find them around

TexWisGirl said...

cute little thing! i have heard about these tailor birds. :)

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Raj,

Oh! it reminds me of the Philippine birdies.

Very nice shot of you.

TY as always for sharing. It make me alive seeing the Asian beauty.

Greetings,
/CC girl

Anni said...

'sewn together with spider silk'......what an amazing bird. And great photos.

Karen said...

Pretty little bird!

Genie Robinson said...

What a delicate sweetie pie. You are fortunate to see them is such a big city. These captures are so nice...especially the first one. genie

bailey-road.com said...

They are lovely little birds. Their construction skills are amazing.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Lovely

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is amazing to know that the bird "sews". A very pretty bird as well!

Pat Tillett said...

A very clever and pretty bird!
Nice photos of it as well.

Dave said...

Raj, I have also seen this species, while in Malaysia. It is a fabulous species to have around, well done.

mick said...

Great photos of a beautiful little bird.

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty bird, great shots!

Carole M. said...

a beautiful bird indeed and interesting how they construct their nest too; I see then, the significance of their name

Mary Howell Cromer said...

This is a sweet chap, very pretty colours!

Janice Adcock said...

Cool. A bird that sews.

mick said...

Great photos of an interesting bird.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What a darling little bird!!!

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Your yard is certainly busy! What an interesting bird.

D. Prabhu said...

Lovely Captures :)

Datta Ghosh said...

Wow! its amazing how you can pass hours just watching these birds at their work