Pacific Swallow nesting

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“Saw a pair of Pacific Swallows (Hirundo tahitica javanica) building a nest (above). They ran into ‘trouble’ as they decided to use the husk of a coconut, cut open at the Hindu temple where their nest is (below left). This fibre is rather stiff and made in cooperation into the nest tough (below right).

“They used their body to firm up the nest.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Taiping, Perak, Malaysia
15th February 2010

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