Mike Tan a.k.a. woof documented a pair of Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) nesting in an abandoned cavity in a rotting tree trunk. There were two chicks and an adult was seen feeding them (below).
The Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) is one bird that builds its nest in a variety of places. These include shallow cavities that develop at the tops of rotting palm trunks and tree stumps. Less often, nests are seen among vegetation like the axils of coconut palms fronds, epiphytic ferns, in shrubs and according to Wells (1999), on a banana fruit-bunch.
According to Jz, “They build their nests almost anywhere from thick shrubs, in the fork of branches of small trees, palms (at the base of the palm frond), hollow trees and even near human habitation: under a veranda, in a hole in the wall, in an old tin can, and in stables. Nests are usually built low. Their nests are large, untidy, shallow cups loosely made from grass or dried leaves, twigs, moss, roots.”
Wells, D.R. (1999). The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsular. Vol. I, Non-passerines. Academic Press, London.
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