Juvenile Common Tailorbird (subspecies O. s. maculicollis) at Genting Highlands, Malaysia - July 2016
Local Name (Malay): Perenjak Pisang ("Banana Warbler")
Featured Subspecies: Orthotomus sutoris maculicollis
NO UK STATUS / IUCN Red List: Least Concern
A small active bird, I first encountered this species not far from where I got off the taxi at Genting Highlands, but spent longer that I would have ideally liked to trying to photograph them. I'd encountered a small flock which unfortunately didn't want to sit still long enough for me to photograph them, and took a number of attempts for me to get something identifiable. The individuals I saw appeared to be young birds - the adults gain a distinctive rust coloured cap and a long tail as they mature.
SUBSPECIES: O.s. guzuratus, O. s. patia, O. s. luteus, O. s. fernandonis, O. s. inexpectatus, O. s. longicauda, O. s. maculicollis, O. s. edela
- Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - A fairly common resident.