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Green Iora Aegithina viridissima viridissima   - Nest
Green Iora
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 13 April 2014
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Bird Family :Aegithininae - Ioras
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :I was enjoying a small flock of Black-headed Bulbuls (Pycnonotus atriceps) wander through the canopy feeding when they led me to a pair of Green Ioras collecting nesting material. They were approximately 10 meters up stripping fibre from the bark of a dead branch. Both male and female were equally involved (watched 3 episodes). I also saw them collect cobwebs. When they left I managed to follow them in the canopy and find their nest. It was located on the outer branch of a tall tree on a slope of a hill, approximately 12 meters high. The nest is close to completion and is a small cup, built into 4 small branches, with a small downwards extension, very much like some Fantails (this Post). Other have described a neat cup (Wells 2007; one image on OBI). In addition to adding material they also would sit in the cup to shape it. - Amar
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