White-rumped Munia – nest construction

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“White-rumped Munias (Lonchura striata subsquamicollis) are very common at this forest reserve; both in the open trails as well as at the fringe. Saw a pair constructing a nest. They had chose a Mango tree (Mangifera indica) and the nest was situated about 3 meters up. One bird would stay in the nest while the other would bring nesting material. Material used was predominantly dried grass but I also saw them strip part of the Mango tree bark.

“The image above-left shows an over view of the nest; that above right and below-left, a front and side view; and below-right, an adult bringing nesting material.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
7th July 2013

Habitat: Fringe of the forest reserve

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