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 1. rufous hornero
rufous hornero
rufous hornero, Avaré, São Paulo, 2008.
hornero nest
hornero mud nest
rufous hornero makes this very fascinating mud house. The interior of the house goes in a circle from the entrance through the hallway to the room/nest, so that the wall of the room/nest is next to the entrance. They make the nest in any suitable place: telophone pole, tree, high wall. The nest does not seem to have requirements of shade or sun because it makes its nest in either. The mud house likely insulates against both cold and especially heat. 
rufous hornero mud house
rufous hornero mud nest

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