Pied Fantail nesting

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“I have seen quite a few birds nesting in the past few weeks, having taken care not to allow any unnecessary disturbance, keeping my distance and limiting time at the nest sites.

“Saw a number of nesting Pied Fantails (Rhipidura javanica longicauda) but this one was unusual as it was built over water. The birds are using a branch of a Mimosa bush (possibly a Mimosa pigra) hanging over a mining pool. The nest is approximately 1.5 meters above the water level and birds are still incubating. There is one reported similar construction over water (See Wells 2007).

The above images is from the other side (on my return trip I was fortunate the birds had left the nest when I arrived, allowing a quick nip round the back.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
22nd March 2015

Location: Tambun Interior, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Secondary growth near limestone hills and ex-mining pools

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