Dusky broadbill at its nest, video


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13 July 2016

Forests are crawling with predators, and young chicks make for an easy meal, so many birds, such as this Dusky Broadbill make sure their nests are hard to raid. Using moss, lichens, and other plant matter these birds build what’s referred to as a pendulous cup nest, dangling from a thin branch and resembling tangled, rotting vegetation. Some broadbills even decorate the outside of the nest with cobwebs, creating an even more convincing disguise.

Dusky broadbills live in Asia.

Blyth’s paradise-flycatchers take turns on nest


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13 July 2016

Balancing parenting with foraging can be difficult, but birds such as these Blyth’s Paradise-Flycatchers seem to have the schedule worked out. To ensure that both parents have an opportunity to feed without leaving their eggs unsupervised, many passerine parents will take shifts on the nest incubating their eggs.

Blyth’s paradise-flycatchers live in Asia.

Bluethroat nest on video


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13 July 2016

Bluethroat mothers work hard to keep their nestlings warm and dry in a nest on the ground under grasses or shrubs, lined with fur from cattle and reindeer. The female sits on this nest throughout the night; however, during the day she leaves to find food for herself and her chicks. To keep the location of her nest hidden from predators, she and other ground-nesting species often weave through the low vegetation away from their young before flying into the open.

Bluethroats live in Europe, Asia and Alaska.

Banded kingfishers in love, video


This video says about itself:

13 July 2016

When courting a mate, males of some species, such as Banded Kingfishers, bring females a gift such as food. These offerings, known as “nuptial gifts,” can form or strengthen pair bonds by indicating a male’s ability to provide for future offspring.

Banded kingfishers live in Asia.

Eurasian nuthatch video


This 8 September 2016 video is about the Eurasian nuthatch. These birds live in Europe, Asia and Morocco in Africa.