Adult myna bird abandoned disturbed nest with chick

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“Whilst repairing my roof, a myna bird’s nest with a baby bird was brought down and I relocated it at a high place away from the rain. Seemed the mother came back and abandoned the nest. Mynas are indeed fussy birds.”

Allan Teo
Singapore
18th May 2019

NOTE: We would expect the adults to locate the displaced nest and care for the chicks. However, could the nest in a new location confuse the adults? Views from readers are welcome…

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  1. Subaraj Rajathurai

    Most birds, not just mynas, will abandon nest and chick if there is human scent. That is why it is advisable to use gloves or a cloth when reinstating a fallen chick back into a nest and why no nest should be touched by us.

    To relocate a myna nest from a roof (normal location) to a tree (not a normal myna location)…..abandonment was almost certain to happen.

    Best to seek advise before doing anything.

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