Magpie nest building technology

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Subject: Magpie nest building technology
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 09:43:43 +1000
I've also seen a Striated Thornbill nest which used toilet paper as the
main construction material. Unfortunately this made the nest very obvious
and before the young fledged it was predated.


Carol Probets
Blue Mountains NSW

At 7:36 AM +1000 16/10/03, Val Ford wrote:
>    Duncan Fraser's posting about magpies using bits  of his garden
>hardware reminds me of Yellow-throated Miner nests at Mt Wood camping
>area,  Sturt National Park, NSW.   After despairing at the amount of
>toilet paper seen around various camping  sites whilst travelling around
>it was great to see that the Yellow-throated  Miners at Sturt N P were
>incorporating toilet paper into their nest  structures.  Don't know what
>would happen if it rained whilst they were  nesting!!    Val Ford

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