Who made this nest?

Subject: Who made this nest?
From: Timothy Dickson <>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 16:35:38 +1000
I was out at Moorrinya National Park (central western Qld) as 
part of my studies at JCU recently and we found this nest on 
the ground. Click link for photo:

Many suggestions were put forward as to the builder but the 
unusual feature was that the bottom of the nest was 
completely flat, as flat as the table it's sitting on - it 
was clearly not attatched to a tree and no ground nesting 
bird would build such a structure. I'm certain that it must 
have been built in or on a building (of which there were 
several nearby) and I think one of the woodswallow species 
would be the most likely suspect (I saw Masked, Little & 
White-browed during the trip). Would anyone like to comment? 
In particular I would love to hear peoples experiences of 
woodswallows nesting in buidlings. 

FYI Moorrinya National Park is about 1.5 hours south of 
Torrens Creek, which is just east of Hughenden, Queensland. 
I'll send some trip notes to the list at a latter date. 
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