This little greenish bird spends barely a couple of seconds anywhere – he’s constantly flitting about. Constantly. And I use “he” not because I know he’s a male, but because it’s better – to me – than using s/he or it. <
A couple of weeks ago, a snake, possibly a rat snake (which is not poisonous), was chasing this bird around in our jumbu tree. The snake didn’t win, by the way. And no, no pictures of the rat snake, either – he moved way way way too fast!
This bird is difficult to photograph simply because he moves around so much, so frequently, so fast. That I’ve managed to photograph him is due more to the frequency with which he visits more so than anything else.
I don’t know yet what kind of bird he is. I’ve been looking through a few websites, but haven’t been able to track it down. Fahim isn’t sure, although he’s been looking, too. I’m hoping that someone who knows will read this blog post and let me know.
EDITED TO ADD: It’s confirmed, thanks to the lovely gents in my comments section! The cute little teeny tiny bird that keeps hopping around my yard is the Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius), known in Sinhala as Battichcha. I love having a name to go with a face.