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Orthotomus ruficeps (Lesson, 1830)
Ashy Tailorbird
Kingdom : Animalia
Phlyum : Chordata
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Genus : Orthotomus
Species : O. ruficeps
Generic Name : Passerines
Common Name(s) : Ashy Tailorbird
Red-headed Tailorbird

The adult bird has ashy grey upperparts and light grey to white underparts. The crown, sides of head and throat is rufous. The females have paler grey breast and whiter belly. Immatures have whitish throat. Size 11-12 cm.

Soft parts: Iris light brown, yellow-brown or orange. Upper mandible dark brown, lower mandible cinnamon. Feet flesh.

Common resident, restricted mainly to the mangroves.
Mangrove Forest
Eats small insects including caterpillars, beetles, ants, small flies.