Science: Wall Bird

The British Council (a cultural promotion center) vouched for the newly discovered nesting habits of an African Kenya bird: the palm swift which builds its nest vertically instead of horizontally.

The palm swift glues the nest with saliva to the side of a palm frond; then glues the eggs to the nest. To hatch the eggs, the parent birds (taking turns) grip the back of the nest with their feet, nestle themselves against the eggs. When the young hatch, their parents help them to hold their perilous perch until they are ready to fly.


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