Bird Nests and Nesting Schemes

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Pendant or Hanging Nests

In North America the orioles weave pouches that hang from the limbs of trees.  They use the fibers of nearby plants to create the structure which they line with hair, plant down, wool and fine mosses.

Other birds in other parts of the world like, oropendolas, caciques, weavers and sunbirds also weave these kinds of nests.

Bullocks Orioles weave oval-shaped bags about 6 inches long, attached to vertical twigs in the branches of cottonwood, birch, willow and other good-sized trees.  The nest made of plant fiber is lined with horsehair, plant down, wool or fine mosses.
  Oriole Nest in Cottonwood Tree, by Eric Huish    İEric Huish

The female usually lays 4 or 5 eggs which she incubated for about 14 days. 

  Young Bullock's Oriole, by Mike Fish    İMike Fish

The young birds fly from the nests after about 14 days.

  Male Feeding Young, by Candy Zaffis    İCandy Zaffis

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