Cuckoo-shrikes destoying a nest

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Subject: Cuckoo-shrikes destoying a nest
From: "alan morris" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 22:25:09 +1100
Hi Birders,
Margaret Sykes asked the question about why a pair of Cuckoo-shrikes removed a nest after the toung had successfully fledged. My suggestion is that they wanted to build a new nest for a second clutched and preferred a new site so they removed the material elsewhere!

Many birds the size of BFCS have multiple nests in a season, ie Magpie-larks, Striped & Blue-faced Honeyeaters, Little & Red Wattlebirds etc, sometimes they build new nests, sometimes they re-use old nests and some birds remove material from one nest and use it in another nest. As Cuckoo-shrikes around my way start nesting in Sept-Oct, and others are nesting around Christmas, I am sure that they have two clutches.

Alan Morris
Bateau Bay
NSW Central Coast
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