The Rufous-fronted tailorbird (orthotomus frontalis) on Siargao Island.

Rufous-fronted Tailorbird

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The Rufous-fronted tailorbird (orthotomus frontalis) is another Philippine endemic found here on Siargao Island.

The Rufous-fronted tailorbird (orthotomus frontalis) on Siargao Island.

 

They are active birds that flit around quickly and can be hard to photograph; this one paused for a few moments just in front of our chicken coops and I was able to snap some quick shots this morning.

The Rufous-fronted tailorbird’s range includes Samar, Calicoan, Biliran, Leyte, Bohol, Dinagat, Siargao and Mindanao. It feeds on insects.

The Rufous-fronted tailorbird (orthotomus frontalis) on Siargao Island.

 

Yesterday I observed this Rufous-fronted tailorbird from my bedroom window:

The Rufous-fronted tailorbird (orthotomus frontalis) on Siargao Island.
The rufous-fronted tailorbird (Orthotomus frontalis) gathering cotton presumably for nesting material.

That’s a good sign that we’ll be seeing more of this tailorbird and it’s nestlings in the near future!

Rufous-fronted Tailorbird (Orthotomus frontalis) on Siargao island

Rufous-fronted Tailorbird (Orthotomus frontalis) on Siargao island

 


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