Monday, January 11, 2016

A Prinia's nest

Prinia flaviventris - the only prinia on Borneo

Yellow-bellied Prinia
 Just the other day I was given a good pose by the Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris).  This bird loves to build nest close to the ground.  I did not realise the presence of the nest until I was overcome by curiosity.  Why did the pair hang out at that particular place?  On closer look I chanced upon a nest nearby where the two birds were seen.  The nest is erected on two stems, a grass stem and the stem of a small 'Senduduk' plant (Melastoma malabathricum).  The materials that comprise the nest are obtained from the immediate surrounding, chiefly dried grass blades.
The prinia's nest.  The entrance of the nest faces a north-south orientation.
Location : Zone C

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