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Tit, Grey Penduline-

Unread postby Nannie » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:24 am

Anthoscopus caroli. This is thought to be our smallest bird.
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Unread postby Shidzidzii » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:07 pm

the nest is fascinating .
it feels just like a human female breast- not sure if that is the origen of the name .
it is made of spiders silk threads hence the soft feel .
it has a very prominent false entrance into which snakes go but fail to find a chick .
the real entrance is a trap door affair which the bird lifts to enter and then it folds back perfectly camoflaged .

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Re: Tit, Grey Penduline-

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:30 am

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Re: Tit, Grey Penduline-

Unread postby Ladybirder » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:42 am

Very, very nice photos of the Grey Penduline-Tit :clap: :clap:

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Re: Tit, Grey Penduline-

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:50 am

Thank you Ladybirder. It was taken with a heap of luck. :D
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Re: Tit, Grey Penduline-

Unread postby Johann » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:49 pm

About halfway between the Luvuvhu river bridge and Pafuri gate on the H1-9.
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