tailorbird
noun Date: 1769 any of a genus (Orthotomus of the family Sylviidae) of chiefly Asian warblers that stitch leaves together to support and hide their nests

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  • Tailorbird — Common Tailorbirds (Orthotomus sutorius) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • tailorbird — [tā′lərbʉrd΄] n. any of several small Old World warblers that stitch leaves together to make a camouflaged holder for their nests …   English World dictionary

  • tailorbird — /tay leuhr berrd /, n. any of several small Asian passerine birds, esp. of the genus Orthotomus, that stitch leaves together to form and conceal their nests. [1760 70; TAILOR1 + BIRD] * * * ▪ bird       any of the nine species of the genus… …   Universalium

  • tailorbird — nendrinukės siuvėjos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Orthotomus angl. tailorbird vok. Schneidervogel, m rus. портниха, f pranc. fauvette couturière, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – cistikoliniai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • tailorbird — noun a small South Asian warbler that stitches leaves together with fibres to hold its nest. [Genus Orthotomus: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • tailorbird — tai•lor•bird [[t]ˈteɪ lərˌbɜrd[/t]] n. orn any of several warblers of tropical Asia, esp. of the genus Orthotomus, that stitch leaves together to form and conceal their nests • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • tailorbird — /ˈteɪləbɜd / (say tayluhberd) noun 1. → golden headed cisticola. 2. any of various small Asian birds of the genus Orthotomus, family Sylviidae, which build nests by stitching leaves together using spider web or plant fibres …   Australian English dictionary

  • tailorbird —   Manu humuhumu …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • tailorbird — noun tropical Asian warbler that stitches leaves together to form and conceal its nest • Syn: ↑Orthotomus sutorius • Hypernyms: ↑Old World warbler, ↑true warbler • Member Holonyms: ↑Orthotomus, ↑genus Orthotomus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Common Tailorbird — Male guzuratus in breeding plumage with elongated central tail feathers Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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