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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Rhipiduridae Genus: Rhipidura Species: R. javanica Binomial name Rhipidura javanica (Sparrman, 1788) Main features: Small (18cm); dark plumage; long broad tail which it often fans out. Genders look alike. Adult: Narrow black breast band contrasting with white throat and whitish belly. Upperparts dark/slaty grey; tail black […]

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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Sylviidae Genus: Orthotomus Species: O. sutorius Binomial name Orthotomus sutorius (Pennant, 1769) The Common Tailorbird, Orthotomus sutorius, is an Old World warbler. This tailorbird is a resident breeder in tropical south Asia from Pakistan and India to south China, and Indonesia. Main features: Small (12cm); upperparts […]

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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Coraciiformes Family: Meropidae Genus: Merops Species: M. viridis Binomial name: Merops viridis Linnaeus, 1758 Main features: Small (27-28cm), chocolate head, nape and upper back contrasts with blue throat; long central tail streamers (9cm). Genders look alike. Juvenile: Duller; chocolate cap replaced by green; throat green rather than blue; […]

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