Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Tailor Bird for WBW

A tiny bird that's sure to make its presence known is the tailorbird. It's hard to photograph them since they are constantly on the move and love to hop between the tangled branches of trees. But this morning I was happy to see one on the Areca palm, happy that there were no branches obstructing the view. See the lovely olive green on its back. The bird has a pale chest and black patches on the neck. The tail is long and the legs are pinkish in colour.
The tailor bird gets its name from the nests they make. The edges of large leaves are 'sewn' together with plant fibre or spider silk to make a cradle in which the actual nest is built. Their diet consists of insects, berries, and nectar.
Between the thorny branches of the Indian jujube tree


To see more of our feathered friends, head over to 
http://pineriverreview.blogspot.in/ . I hope everyone's week is going great!


19 comments:

Gary said...

Great bird and great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Karen said...

What a cute little bird!

Stiletto said...

SHots of birds always warm my heart particularly when I do not have much success with them.

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful little bird! I love your captures for the day! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Crafty Gardener said...

lovely little bird, love he it got its name

Andrew said...

A wonderful little bird to see..

mick said...

Great photos. You were lucky to see and photograph it in the open.

Ginny said...

This is an unusual looking bird, it's beak very large for it's body. The tailoring of the nests reminds me of the Weaver birds. I hope you find a nest sometime and can photograph it.

joo said...

Sweet little fellow:)

fjällripan said...

Such a cute little bird! Nice post! :)

eileeninmd said...

What a cute bird, and the nest sounds cool. Great post and photos.

Mama Zen said...

How interesting!

NewMexiKen said...

Neat bird, and very interesting narrative!

Springman said...

Excellent post with great information!

heyBJK said...

What a cool looking bird! I've never heard of it much less seen one before.

Pat said...

Pretty amazing bird! Lovely shots.

Rambling Woods said...

wow..thank you for linking the nest.. that is amazing..cute little bird is an artist...

Anita Kumar said...

The tailor bird is such a smart one. It's nest is quite amazing.

indianhomemaker said...

We have this bird living in my neighborhood too. :)