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Showing posts with label Small Bird. Show all posts

The Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus Sutorius) Pictures and Detail


Tailor Bird, Beautiful, Piddi,
Tailor Bird

 The Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus Sutorius) Pictures and Detail 


Today, I will introduce you to a small songbird, Common Tailorbird. In Hindi and many parts of India, this bird is called Piddi. If you are a nature lover and like to observe birds, then you must have noticed this small bird giving very pleasant calls. I came across this bird a number of times and a few times, I do get a chance to enjoy its sweet song.

Small Bird, Songbird, Common Tailorbird
A Beautiful Common Tailorbird


During the my stay in Hoshiarpur, I wake up many times with the sweet calls of the Common Tailor bird because few of them were visiting the tree behind my room. I have found common Tailorbirds at many locations in Punjab and they are very common. However, due to busy and noisy life, many people fail to enjoy the sweetness of their songs. 
Back View, Tailor Bird
Backview of Tailor Bird

The scientific name of this bird is Orthotomus Sutorius and it is a Warbler. The size of this bird is so small sometimes, you find it hard to pinpoint the exact location of it, It is common to find this bird in the Urban gardens or near human population. Common Tailorbird is an Asian bird and it is found in Tropical Asia. These birds are very shy in nature and we can only locate their location through their voice only.

Common Tailorbird
Common Tailorbird

Update 20-08-2016 - Here new picture of Common Tailorbird from the above.

Common Tailorbird, Tailorbird, Tinybird
Common Tailorbird Pic from Above

We can easily recognize these birds through their long upright tail. Due to their small size and shy nature, it remains a challenge to take their pictures. In a life full of concrete jungles, it is very hard to find these birds and enjoy their sweet song. This is the disadvantage of today's highly crowded city life that we miss such small things.

Common Tailorbirds feed on small insects like beetles and bugs, thus cleaning the surrounding. We can hear their song or loud calls as cheeup-cheeup-cheeup. We can find them in garden, farmlands, open lands, forests etc. There are many subspecies of this bird are recognized.

The common tailorbird is a very small bird with a size of 10 to 15 cm and it weighs only 7 to 10 grams. These birds, mainly live alone and make pairs during the breeding season. Their breeding season ranges from March to November.

Common Tailorbird, Looking,
Common Tailorbird Looking for something
I love small birds like Common Tailorbird which makes very sweet voice and still you hardly see them because of their shy nature. I become friend with the Tailorbird above and he allowed to take some of its pics. I have a good collection of Common Tailorbird pics and in next few days, I will update this post with new pics of Common Tailorbird. 



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Common Tailorbird

Also Check - Grey-hooded warbler

Brown Rock (Indian) Chat (Cercomela fusca) and Detail (Beautiful small Brown Bird)

Brown Roack Chat, Indian Chat, Small Brown Bird
Brown Rock (Indian) Chat 

Brown Rock (Indian) Chat Pictures and Detail


Brown Rock Chat is a one of common bird, we can observe these small brown birds even in urban areas. Brown Rock Chat is also called Indian Chat because it is mainly found in central and northern India. The scientific name of Indian chat is Cercomela fusca and it belongs to chat (Saxicolinae) subfamily of birds. 

Brown Rock Chat, Indian Chat, Brown bird, Small bird,
A small Brown Rock Chat or Indian chat 
My encounter with Brown Rock Chat is very common because a pair of this bird lives near my home and I constantly get a chance to see them. I mostly see them in pairs and they don't mind coming close to me. They also enjoy me capturing their pictures and allow me to come close to them.



Sometimes, we even find this bird making sweet calls as shown in the picture below. These small brown birds are capable of making eight different types of calls like threat call, territorial call etc.
Brown Rock Chat, Calls,
Brown Rock Chat making calls
Brown Rock Chat mainly eats insects and we can find them looking for insects on the ground or in wall holes. These birds are mainly found in the plains at a height up to 1300 meters.

Brown Rock Chat
Brown Rock Chat 

Brown Rock Chat, Close up
Brown Rock Chat Close Up
Indian chats are beautiful small brown birds living peacefully around us. If we observe, we can even listen to some of their sweet calls. In the picture, we can see a brown rock chat taking flight.

Indian chat, Brown Rock Chat, flight
Brown Roch Chat ready for flight
These birds may resemble other small bird; however, the best way recognizes them is to see the complete brown color of their body. Somewhere, we can find Brown rock chat in dark brown color and at some places, we can find them in light brown color.

[update 20/4/2015] In the picture below, You can see the open tail wings of the a Brown Chat Bird and in the other picture, you can also notice that one foot of this bird is injured.
Tail wings, Brown Rock Chat
Open Tail Wings Brown Rock Chat

Brown rock chat
Injured Brown Rock Chat

The Cinereous Tit Pictures and Detail (Parus Cinereus) Tiny Bird and Sweet Voice

Cinereous Tit, Tiny Birds
Cinereous Tit on Tree Branch


The Cinereous Tit  (Parus Cinereus)  


Many times, I wake in the morning while listening to sweet calls of Cinereous Tit because few Cinereour tits live around me and they sing in the morning. Cinereous Tit is a small tiny bird of black and white colors only; however, its voice is very sweet. 

It is hard to capture pics of these birds because they are shy in nature and second, they move very fast from one place to another. It took me around six months to get a few of their pics. We can find Cinereous Tit in most parts of India and South Asia.

The picture below of Cinereous Tit, I took in Hilly Part of Himachal Prades. 
Cinereous Tit, Parus Cinereus, Tinny Bird,
The Cinereous Tit (Parus Cinereus) Tinny Bird

These birds are part of tit family and their scientific name is Parus Cinereus. This bird also has many subspecies which vary in size and color.

Cinereous Tit mainly feed on fruits, seeds, insects. We can identify them with their white cheeks and white lines on the wings. They are good examples of beautiful black and white birds.

The best part of them is their whistling sweet sound which provides great relief to the mind.

Cinereous Tit, Back
Cinereous Tit from Back

Birds like Cinereous Tit make our surrounding beautiful and musical. These birds give eggs in the summers and their mating season can start from Feburary. During their mating season, whistling calls increasing many times.

Cinereous Tit, Ground
Cinereous Tit on Ground

I also found a related species to Cinereous Tit with yellow breast and later found that it is Great Tit.

Great Tit, Cinereous Tit
Great Tit and Cinereous Tit Together
Birds like Cinereous Tit are very useful for our ecological system because they help in cleaning the environment.

Cinereous Tit, Down Position
Cinereous Tit in Down Position 

All Pics of Cinereous Tit Taken by Arvind Katoch