“A pair of Mangrove Pittas (Pitta megarhyncha) has just made their nest next to the car park of Air Hitam Dalam Recreational Forest in Penang. The nest was discovered back in early May of this year and is located near the bottom of a clump of nibung palms (Oncosperma sp.) at the edge of the swamp forest (below left). Both parents share the responsibility of building the nest (left) and feeding the three chicks (below right).”
Choy Wai Mun
Reflections of Wings and Inspiration
11th June 2009
The nest was constructed near the ground, reported to be domed or globular to tunnel-shaped with a side entrance. The entire nest is supported by a solid platform of sticks.
Images by Choy Wai Mun.
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2. Wells, D.R., 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsular. Vol. II, Passerines. Christopher Helm, London. 800 pp.