Nest pirates

The Piratic Flycatcher (Legatus leucophaius) does not build a nest of its own. Instead, it steals the nests of other birds! In Trinidad, the nests constructed by members of the Icteridae are favourite targets. In this photograph, a Male and Female Piratic Flycatcher are seen attacking a Yellow Oriole (Icterus nigrogularis) in an attempt to force the oriole to abandon its nest.

Author: Rishi Goordial