Olive-backed Sunbird stealing nest material from my apartment

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“We keep an old abandoned Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) nest (found in our estate) in a bowl. A pair of Olive-backed Sunbirds (Cinnyris jugularis) sunbirds spotted them through the glass windows.

“One day when one of the windows was open, the female sunbird flew in a number of times and stole pieces of the old nest.

“It is interesting to note that only the female dared to get into the house to take the material, the male just hovered outside (see video below).

“I believe the female is building a nest nearby, maybe in one of our neighbours’ potted area (we don’t really have a balcony).”

Bee Choo Strange
Singapore
17th May 2918

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