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BIRD NESTING STYLES: A CRITICAL REVIEW - PART TWO

White tern
-This is it. This is the nest
-A failure to recognize the fundamental impermanence of being is the source of all suffering
-Taught Marie Kondo everything she knows
Red ovenbird
-Fond of turquoise
-Will challenge you to a contest measured in Scoville heat units
-Have you seen my prize-winning succulents?
-Knows the One True Cornbread recipe
Vogelkop bowerbird

-Apprenticed (read: volunteered) at MOMA one summer
-My favorite artist? You wouldn't know them
-Actually, it's not a "nest"—it's an interactive sculptural platform that uses found objects and corporeal semiotics to interrogate the very essence of intimacy
Megapode
-Uses compost pile, sunbaked sand, and geothermal energy to warm eggs
-Possibly the most ecologically intelligent species
-Literally one with the Earth
-Megapode 2020
Killdeer
-These are not the eggs you're looking for
-These are rocks
-When I snap my feathers the thought of eating eggs will permanently repulse you
Coot
-Just keep piling
-Of course it will float
-Swore an oath to never set foot on the mainland again
-No man is an island—but birb will be
Emu
-Did you just look at me?
-Did you?
-Look at me
-LOOK at me!
-HOW DARE YOU!
Potoo
-Clear your mind
-Lift your eyes to the heavens
-Visualize yourself as the branch
-You are the branch now
Penduline tit
-Compulsive knitter
-Seeks the fabled Highest Thread Count
-Do you want to feel like you've fallen asleep on a sea of clouds in the arms of a marshmallow angel?
This duck
-Try me
CREDITS

White tern: Otto Plantema oiseaux-birds.com/card-white-ter…

Ovenbird: Sharp Photography commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rufo…

Bowerbird: Tim Laman, bbc.com/earth/story/20…

Megapode: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megapode#…
D Cowell
paddlingpalau.net/blog/previous/2
Ron Leidich
Killdeer: Texas Master Naturalist, txmn.org/lindheimer/tmn…

Coot: bit.ly/2SLallA
Synx508, Flickr

Emu: kids.sandiegozoo.org/animals/emu

Potoo: biographic.com/assume-the-pos…
Chien C Lee
vireo.ansp.org/bird_academy/b…
LP Schisler

Penduline tit: vireo.ansp.org/bird_academy/b…
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