What Bird Sews Its Nest Together with Threads?

A small bird that lives in India rightly deserves its name, the tailorbird.

When the female tailorbird is ready to lay her eggs, the male tailorbird finds two big leaves hanging together on a branch and uses his bill to poke holes in the edges of the leaves.

Then he uses string-like pieces of plants to sew the leaves together, threading the “string” through the holes in the leaves, but leaving an opening at the top between the two leaves.

After the male lines this newly formed nest with soft, fluffly plant matter, the female comes to lay her eggs in the “tailor-made” nest.

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