Tailorbird Common (Orthotomus sutorius) in nest – India

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Tailorbird Common (Orthotomus sutorius) in nest – India

20080923 The tiny Tailorbird is laying eggs in its stitched up leaf nest. I had a unique photo opportunity to monitor the life of the Common Tailorbird.

A dear friend, Sue Khan, informed me that a little bird was nesting in a pot plant in her garden.  This is one of a series of rare photos showing the birds stitching skills, eggs and pulls in the nest recorded over several days.

20200214 Sadly we heard that Sue had passed away after several years of a gallant fight against cancer in USA; condolences to Skaukat and family.

20200701 I learned that the Natural History Museum of London has selected this photo for their archives, a truly gratifying endorsement of my photo collection.

  • Species:Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)
  • Bird Type:On the nest
  • FamilyCisticolas and allies (Cisticolidae)
  • Date Taken20080923
  • Location:Marine Drive
  • Area:Mumbai
  • Country:India
  • Region:Indian Sub Continent
Photo File Ref: BSC14502bf Tailorbird Common (f-on nest) 1 Mumbai India Sept08 D300A_1
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