Oriental Magpie-robin preparing its nesting cavity

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Oriental Magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) nests in the axil of palm fronds, rotten tree stumps, hollow logs or in the shallow cavity of a rotting tree. Jeremiah Loei’s video below looks like the bird is cleaning up the exterior of its potential nest in a rotting tree trunk.

The next video below shows the bird cleaning up the inside of the potential nesting cavity. The accompanying screen grab shows it removing a slender piece of twig from inside the cavity.

MagpieRobinO-nest prep [Jeremiah:oei] 2

Dried grass and other stuffing are next brought into the cavity …

Finally, it brings bryophytes to line the nest (below).

Jeremiah Loei
Singapore
9th June 2017

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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