Petidote of the Day 2012-06-08
Bird's nest in white bird of paradise
This is actually not a Petidote, technically speaking, but Birdidote didn't sound quite right. Anyway, aside from a better title, we need someone who knows something about birds to identify this one. The nest (look closely -- it's there in the center of the image!) is somehow stuck on the side of a leaf, so it's hanging vertically. The leaf must be one wall of the nest -- pretty cool!
What I would like to know is this: How did the bird get the nest to stick to the leaf? Is there a type of Crazy Glue for the airborne? And, if so, how do they apply it? I'm betting someone here has seen this kind of thing before and can tell us more about what's going on. I, for one, would really like to know.
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