A nest of Sao Paulo Tyrannulet Phylloscartes paulistaDecember 2, 2013, 4:00pm
Here are some photos of a nest that we found one afternoon at Intervales State Park in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The nest was located in a medium sized tree next to a wide track through mature secondary forest. It was lodged inside a clump of lichen hanging from a branch about three meters off the ground. Photo 2 shows that the nest seems to be constructed with bits of lichen and small sticks. Two adult birds were actively bringing small insect prey to the nest (photos 3 & 4).
Luiz Avelino was our park guide. The tour group included Stephen Eccles, Jeni Darling, Sandy Darlling, and Robert Hindle.
Photo 1. The nest is in the large clump of lichen hanging from the branch in the middle of the image.
Photo 2. A close-up of the entrance of the nest.
Photo 3. Another close-up showing the tail of one of the adult birds prodruding from the entrance.
Photo 4. One of the adult birds that was bringing food to the nest.
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