Hi, yes, you down there!

A Common Tailorbird wants your attention

 

I need some feedback on this new mating dance sequence I’m working on. It’s based on this ‘twerking’ thing people do. What? Only females do it. Oh. Back to basics I suppose. That’ll save me some time which will help with the nest-making. Why do they call me Tailorbird? Because I sew leaves together with plant fibres to make a deep cup-like nest. What’s really cool is that the leaves don’t die and stay green. Good camouflage! You can tell by my greenish upper body plumage, rust coloured forehead and crown that I love camo eh?

 

Fun Facts

I love singing too! You can hear me do my popular hit cheeup-cheeup-cheeup all the time. Usually I’m in the undergrowth when I do this. I’m shy, that’s why I love camo. Also, the undergrowth is a great place to forage for insects. I also love nectar so I hang out around flowers too. As you can see, I love a lot of things, but there’s one thing I hate - Cuckoos. They think it’s ok to lay eggs in another bird's nest. They’re very crafty and lay eggs that are blue and white just like our eggs. When they hatch we have to feed all those chicks and the parents don’t help! How rude. Anyways, thanks for stopping by, come back anytime for another chat.

 

Story of the Photo

These shy birds are found in most parts of Sri Lanka and can usually be located by following their loud calls. Dilum did just that, whilst taking a walk around the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Wilpattu and got this curious shot of a Common Tailorbird.

 

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"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

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January 2021

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