Magpie nest building technology

To: Carol Probets <>
Subject: Magpie nest building technology
From: Andy Burton <>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 11:41:50 +1000

In 1995 on Marthaguy Ck between Warren and Quambone on the Central-west Plains of NSW I saw a Ground Cuckoo-shrikes' nest built almost entirely of cotton bolls (cotton wool)..............looked most comfortable.


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.



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