tailorbird


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

tailorbird

any of several tropical Asian warblers of the genus Orthotomus, which build nests by sewing together large leaves using plant fibres
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Just as the western black rhino was being declared extinct, a new species of wren called the Cambodian Tailorbird has been discovered, and right in the heart of the capital city of Phnom Penh, no less.
The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said a team of its scientists, working with other groups including BirdLife International, discovered the wren-sized Cambodian tailorbird living in dense, humid lowland scrub in Phnom Penh and other locations just outside the city.
When people set out for Tutong Town or Bandar Brunei by car, the sound of the engine blocks out the warning cry of a red-headed tailorbird concerned about hazards lurking along the way; not that the hazards are exactly what they used to be, either, when people had to trek several miles on foot along lonely trails.
When a tailorbird says "Bring it to me," he knows what "it" means.
The Cambodian tailorbird -- a small, dark warbler with an orange-red tuft on its head discovered, surprisingly, in that country's capital, Phnom Penh, during spot checks for the avian flu.