Nest ID please

To: "canberrabirds chatline" <>
Subject: Nest ID please
From: "Julian Robinson" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:02:19 +1000

This nest was today in the link between Jerra Grasslands and Callum Brae, about 7m up a redgum(?).  It’s about 30-40cm diameter and has an unusual entrance, very deep and angled not pointing up like a cup, but not a side entrance either, about 45º from vertical.  I think that’s the way it was built i.e. it didn’t slip sideways, though this is possible.  It’s made mostly of coarse grass and small twigs. 


Is it a Noisy Miner nest?  If so, is the small entrance typical, and is the angle of the entrance typical?  It doesn’t look like another NM nest I’ve seen which was much less bulky.  Thanks in advance for any illumination.








<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the Canberra Ornithologists Group mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the list contact David McDonald, list manager, phone (02) 6231 8904 or email . If you can not contact David McDonald e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU