Friday, 7 February 2014

Orthotomus sutorius (Common Tailorbird) - Sikkim Bird



Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Animalia
Phylum:          Chordata
Class:              Aves
Order:             Passeriformes
Family:           Cisticolidae
Genus:            Orthotomus
Species:           sutorius

Binomial name: Orthotomus sutorius (Pennant, 1769)

Other Names:  Tuntuni (Bengali)


Special feature: The scientific name sutorius means "cobbler" rather than "tailor" while Orthotomus means "straight-cutting".  (Source: Wikipedia)

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