Dark-necked Tailorbird (Orthotomus atrogularis) - HBW 11, p. 424
French: Couturière à col noir
Spanish: Sastrecillo Cuellinegro
Other common names: Black-necked/Black-cheeked/Dark-cheeked Tailorbird
Taxonomy: Orthotomus atrogularis Temminck, 1836, Malacca, Malaysia.
Forms a superspecies with O. castaneiceps and O. frontalis; all have been treated as conspecific, but differ in vocalizations. Related also to O. sutorius, but the two are widely sympatric and differ in habitat preferences. Rather dark and richly coloured birds in N Vietnam (E Tonkin, N Annam) may represent an undescribed race. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- nitidus Hume, 1874 - NE India (from Jalpaiguri, in W Bengal, E to Assam S of Brahmaputra, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland), E Bangladesh (Chittagong Hills), also most of Myanmar (except W), extreme S China (S Yunnan), throughout Thailand (except S), Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
- atrogularis Temminck, 1836 - Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo (except NE).
- anambensis Watson, 1986 - Tioman I (off E Peninsular Malaysia), and Anambas Is and N Natuna Is.
- humphreysi Chasen & Kloss, 1929 - NE Borneo.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A fledging perched on a plant against a building, continuously calling. Locality Taman Negara National Park, Peninsular Malaysia (ssp atrogularis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 4 years ago 24 sec 4.4
A bird in a bush, looking around and flying away Locality Phan Thiet Road, Di Linh, Annam, Vietnam (ssp nitidus)
Josep del Hoyo 15 April 2008 4 years ago 21 sec 4.1
A bird in a bamboo singing from different positions Locality Cat Tien National Park, Cochinchina, Vietnam (ssp nitidus)
Josep del Hoyo 10 April 2008 4 years ago 30 sec 4
A dorsal view of a bird singing and flying away Locality Cat Tien National Park, Cochinchina, Vietnam (ssp nitidus)
Josep del Hoyo 10 April 2008 4 years ago 21 sec 3.8
Juvenile perched on a bush.
Locality Khao Sok National Park, Southern Thailand, Thailand (ssp atrogularis)
Carmelo López 17 December 2008 1 year ago 2.9
A bird foraging in a bush.
Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp nitidus)
Christophe Gouraud 22 November 2009 3 years ago 2.3
A male on a tree
Locality Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Southern Thailand, Thailand
Michael C 1 September 2009 3 years ago 1.5
An individual singing. Locality Prek Toal, Tonle Sap, Cambodia
Josep del Hoyo 3 March 2011 1 year ago 5
Several calls of one bird. Locality Kratie Reservoir, Kratié Province, Cambodia
Josep del Hoyo 11 March 2011 1 year ago 4
Response to playback Locality Panbari Forest Reserve, Assam, India
Andrew_Davis 28 February 2006 3 years ago 3