ANIMAL CURIOSITIES

The wonder of tailorbirds' nests

In nature, there are spectacles that truly leave one speechless. Some animals are capable of building structures so complicated that they rival much of modern engineering. Such is the case with the tailorbirds (Orthotomus is the scientific name of this family, which includes various types of birds that are very similar to each other).

Widespread throughout tropical Asia, it is easy to find in urban areas, easily recognisable by its chirping. The peculiarity of this beautiful bird is that it creates beautiful nests using leaves that are then pierced and 'sewn' together, creating unique spectacles.

This animal was also immortalised by the writer Rudyard Kipling under the name 'Darzee' in 'The Jungle Book'.

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The wonderful nests of tailorbirds: photos
In nature, there are spectacles that truly leave one speechless. Some animals are capable of building structures so complicated that they rival much of modern engineering. This is the case with the tailorbirds (Orthotomus is the scientific name of this family, which includes various types of birds that are very similar to each other).
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The wonderful nests of tailorbirds: photos
Widespread throughout tropical Asia, it is easy to find in urban areas, easily recognised by its chirping. The particularity of this beautiful bird is that it creates beautiful nests using leaves that are then pierced and 'sewn' together, creating unique spectacles.
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The wonderful nests of tailor birds: photos
This animal was also immortalised by the writer Rudyard Kipling under the name 'Darzee' in 'The Jungle Book'.
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The wonderful nests of tailorbirds: photos
The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibres or spider silk to create a cradle in which the actual nest is built. The pictures are spectacular.
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The wonderful nests of tailorbirds: photos
They are distinguished by their long, erect tail, the greenish plumage of their upper body, and their rust-coloured forehead and crown. This passerine is typically found in open farmland, scrubland, forest edges and gardens.
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