Have you ever seen a tailorbird closely while it weaves its nest? Well, you can catch a glimpse of this scenario in a short clip posted on Twitter by Buitengebieden. The 56-second clip of the tailorbird has gone viral on social media with over one lakh views so far.
In the short clip, you will clearly be able to see how the tailorbird builds its nest with ultimate intricacy. With its beak, it made small holes on leaves and sewed them together using the pieces of thread, which is generally plant fibre or spider’s web.
It took around four days for the tailorbird to complete making its nest.
“A sewing bird. Nature still amazes me every day,” Buitengebieden said in the caption of their post.
Watch the video here:
A sewing bird..
Nature still amazes me every day.. pic.twitter.com/dOqQ4XpvYI
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) August 12, 2021
The video has been viewed over one lakh times so far and collected around 11,000 likes. In the comments section, social media users shared their thoughts and opinions.
“The more you look at nature, the more you realise there is little special about humans, except for their capability to destroy everything,” a user said. Another comment reads, “See how deftly it stitches its cosy nest. Who taught it the critical skill.”
Sammy isn’t this just mind boggling. We have such a wonderful world and forget so often to appreciate all the amazing things in it.
— Dolly Rosales (@DollyDolly9402) August 12, 2021
See how deftly it stitches its cosy nest. Who taught it the critical skill.
— Atthi Devarajan (@AtthiDevarajan) August 12, 2021
How wondrous is this bird…while I'll never get to visit where they live it's fabulous to have this brief introduction. I do wish schools offered more in all grades…starting with lovely films like Our Nature by David Attenborough…
— Enid Selma Peabody (@Flywoman1950) August 12, 2021
Had to look it up, wonderful.
The common tailorbird ( Orthotomus sutorius) is a songbird found across tropical Asia. Popular for its nest made of leaves "sewn" together and immortalized by Rudyard Kipling as Darzee in his Jungle Book, it is a common resident in urban gardens.
— Joe Floyd (@Jack0Clubs) August 12, 2021
The more you look at nature, the more you realise there is little special about humans, except for their capability to destroy everything.
— RonaldL (@TiltR) August 12, 2021