Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hanging bird nest on Montezuma Oropendola

On  rural roads in Costa Rica at times you can see bird nests such as this hanging from wires.  These are the nests of the Montezuma Oropendola, a black bird with brown wings and a yellow tail.

I have seen these nests only hanging from wires, but in the forests they are typically in colonies of about 30 nests hanging near to each other.

These birds are common in Central America.   One of these days I will try to have my camera ready and stake out one of these nests to catch a photo of the bird.

We have photos of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan this week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

12 comments:

Kate said...

For some animals it takes patience and tenacity to find and catch them for a photo. Good luck on this one! I hope that you are successful so we, too, can see the bird.

Rob and Mandy said...

Seen similar nests in central Africa, but they were usually fruit bats

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What an unusual nesting site. Excellent capture. Would love to see the residents.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Sharon said...

This is very unusual. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. I'd love to see the bird who builds this marvel.

Jarart said...

I have never seen a nest like that. I look forward to seeing the nest builder!

Lowell said...

This is something I've not seen before...the nest looks a bit precarious. I wonder if the bird has any natural predators?

Perhaps one of these days you can get a picture of the Montezuma Oropendola.

glenda said...

Very strange looking. Must be quite difficult to build. Probably keeps babies and eggs away from predators.

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