A true artist

Over the years I’ve found many nests of the Grey Fantail.

Each one was a work of art, woven from thin strips of bark, cobwebs and fine grass into the shape of a champagne flute. The nest pictured below is in the mid stages of construction – it will be finished with a shallow bowl into which two or three eggs are laid. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring you some updates over coming weeks.

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Grey Fantail nest-building, Bruces Track, 7th October 2016

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The sexes are identical in the Grey Fantail

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Both contribute to nest-building

One response to “A true artist

  1. Really amazing to be able to see the difference and progress in the nests. Thank you.

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