Thursday, February 7, 2013

Birds build an home For their breeding season

These birds have been hard at work setting up their new nest in time for the breeding season.

This series of photographs gives an insight into the elaborate process that South American ovenbirds, also known as el hornero (the house builder), go through to create their home, complete with a dome-shaped roof.

Using clay or mud mixed with fibres, hair or straw, the male and female ovenbirds work together to build the walls of their nest gradually during the winter months, allowing the tropical sun to bake the mud until it is rock hard.


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