Following Observations were made at nest of a Black naped Monarch at Similipal
- Place of Observation: Nigirdha , Range Nawana (N)
- Duration: 2 days in the month of May 2015
- The nest was observed over the fork of a tree along the Nigirdha nala
- At any given point of time, either of the parents guarded the nest
- There were 3 hatchlings in the nest
- The same birds were perhaps part of a mixed hunting group that used to scan the forests surrounding Nigirdha section office. There was a group of Brown cheeked Fulvettas who would constantly feed as a group in the shrubberies. During 2 days of observation, they would always give the particular tree( where nesting was located) a miss. It might be a completely coincidence. But it is arguably one of the indicators that birds of different species which are regular to a particular mixed hunting party, may be socially bonded to each other.
Female at the nest
Male at the nest
The pics above were shot around 7-8 meters from the nest without disturbing the birds.