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tailorbird

any of several tropical Asian warblers of the genus Orthotomus, which build nests by sewing together large leaves using plant fibres
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In the case of the ubiquitous tailorbirds, it can often happen that two birds of this species call in quick succession, sometimes using different calls from their repertoire.
Lastly, in connection with ranggong involving tailorbirds, two combinations with the little spiderhunter have been pointed out to us: (a) layod on either side, followed by a sasat seen meeting you on your right (flying from left to right) is a very good omen; (b) sarak on either side, followed by a sasat meeting you on your left (flying from right to left) is bad in the same measure.
100) Tailorbirds (all 4 in upper Baram; 3 in Brunei, esp.