Image: Willie Wagtail nest built on snaffle bit

Willie Wagtail nest built on snaffle bit

Birds can be very resourceful when necessary. The pair of Willie Wagtails who built this nest clearly saw an opportunity for a good nesting site in the ring of this old horse bit. In order to ensure that this very fragile nest and snaffle bit are not damaged, they are housed in a custom-made box.

Photographer:
Jaynia Sladek
Rights:
© Australian Museum
Location:
Ornithology
Date taken:
20 May 2010

Notes

O.28175 Rhipidura leucophrys nest, registered 29 January 1926.

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