Huang Chee Thong a.k.a bloodlamb documented a pair of Greater Racket-tailed Drongos (Dicrurus paradisus) actively building their nest high up on the bare branches of a tree. The pair had already dropped their rackets.
As the sexes cannot be distinguished, it cannot be established whether it was the male of the female that constructed the nest. Or for that matter, whether both participated in nest building.
The nest was actively being constructed, with the bare outline nearly completed. The tough pliable stems, most probably of climbers, have been used to attach the nest edge to the branch fork. The completed nest is a woven cup with the base not completely closed, allowing the eggs to be seen from below. Sometimes, spiders’ silk are used to bind the nest together
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