Definition of tailorbird in English:

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tailorbird

Pronunciation: /ˈteɪləbəːd/

noun

A small southern Asian warbler that makes a row of holes in one or two large leaves and stitches them together with cottony fibres or silk to form a container for the nest.
  • Genus Orthotomus, family Sylviidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • Collected here in 1945, the tailorbirds remained ignored until a 2001 expedition revisited the massif.
  • Some tailorbirds prove to be closely related to cisticolas and prinias, in the family Cisticolidae.
  • We had some luck with bad views of a Blue-capped Kingfisher, but a pair of Rufous-headed tailorbirds was well seen.

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