Lim Ting Han sent in images of a pair of Olive-backed Sunbirds (Nectarinia jugularis) building their nest in his underwear hanging out to dry (above). Obviously he is unable to make use of that piece of clothing for some time now.
The image below (left) shows the female sunbird sitting in her nest snugly tucked inside his underwear. That on the right shows two eggs in the nest.
This is the first time we have heard of such a nesting location. We did report of Yellow-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier) making their nests in odd places like in a bunch of artificial flowers LINK. Or of the Olive-backed Sunbirds (Cinnyris jugularis) building their nest around a light bulb LINK, or even around various parts of a bicycle LINK. But in someone’s underwear?
Lim Ting Han