- any of several small Asian passerine birds, especially of the genus Orthotomus, that stitch leaves together to form and conceal their nests.
Origin of tailorbird
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- any of several tropical Asian warblers of the genus Orthotomus, which build nests by sewing together large leaves using plant fibres
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