Common Tailorbird having a bath on a Colocasia esculanta leaf

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“I have previously posted the Common Tailorbirds (Orthotomus sutorius maculicollis) in our garden bathing. I have been trying a video but the chaps are very sensitive and will disappear in a flash. In addition they come rather later for the bath, usually around 7 pm.

“I did manage one video but had misplaced it on a separate sd card. Found it recently (below). This was taken on a bright evening at 6.59pm with me hiding in the house.

“Their favourite leaf in the garden is the large Colocasia esculenta {taro, keladi].

“The image at the top is a video grab to try and document the open-wings and leaning forward method they use often.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia
2nd August 2012

Location: Canning Garden Home, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: “Wild” Urban Garden

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