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Crested Barbet

Unread postby HermanPienaar » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:05 am

Does the Crested Barbed have a preference on which side of a tree it makes its nest?
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Re: Crested Barbet

Unread postby Philip1 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:13 am

HermanPienaar wrote:Does the Crested Barbed have a preference on which side of a tree it makes its nest?


Hi HemanPienaar, not as far as i know (i'm not a Birder). They usualy prefer dry branches, and make their "hole" (nest) together. :hmz: Maybe a fundi can help us both. :w:
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Re: Crested Barbet

Unread postby flying cheetah » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:12 pm

Hi Herman,
I found this in the book Roberts Nests&Eggs (which I would highly reccommand for everyone interested in birds):

"Nest: a hole in a tree, excavated by both sexes; it is invariable in dead wood, either in a main trunk or side branch, often a dead branch within a living tree and it is likely a vertical stem as in the underside of a sloping branch."
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Re: Crested Barbet

Unread postby Philip1 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:30 pm

Hi HemanPienaar

:redface: Sorry for spelling your name like i did, Herman :redface:
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Re: Crested Barbet

Unread postby HermanPienaar » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:44 pm

Ha ha ha Philip
I often spell it like that! usually when I try to typr to fast! :D
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