Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker picking spider’s web

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Lee Tiah Khee came across a female Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) collecting spider’s web for its nest. The bird was busy flying in to collect bits of web, then flying off to the nest under construction somewhere.

This is a rare image as we often see the nest covered with the spider’s web and not the bird collecting it.

An earlier post of a Common Iora collecting spider silk can be seen HERE

This post is a cooperative effort between NaturePixels.org and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience.

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