Oriental White-eye’s nest

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The Oriental White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus) builds an untidy, barrel-shaped nest attached to surrounding branches with the help of spider’s silk. The body of the nest consists of various plant materials reinforced with this silk.

The video clips indicate “presumed” male and female as it is not easy to differentiate the sexes, if at all.

An earlier post shows a more tidy cup-shaped nest, circular in outline and more symmetrical LINK. The nest is attached to branches at strategic points. The base is rather flimsy and sort-of see through.

Jeremiah Loei
Singapore
16th July 2018

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