Orthotomus ruficeps, Ashy Tailorbird, Cinenen Kelabu

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Orthotomus ruficeps, Ashy Tailorbird, Cinenen Kelabu



Ashy TOrthotomus ruficeps, Ashy Tailorbird, Cinenen Kelabuailorbirds eat insects. They are very common in mangroves, energetically foraging in the lower understorey; moving and calling constantly.

Breeding: Ashy Tailorbirds “sew” their nests out of the large green living leaves. For more about tailorbirds in general and how they “sew” their nests out of leaves.

Status and threats: Tailorbirds are not at risk in Singapore as they have adapted well to human interference. Although Ashy Tailorbirds are mostly found in mangroves, they also live in adjacent growths such as swampy forest and coastal scrub. In offshore islands, they are found throughout the island and not just at the shores

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