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Birds' nests : Page 107


of the spokes at the top and

tied in a loop by which the

Fig. 23

nest may be suspended from

a convenient branch. A nest

like this is often hung in an aviary or cage

and when it is to be used in this way a hook

made as follows is inserted at the back of the

nest. A piece of wire, about as thick as No. i

rattan and six inches long, is bent into a shape like

Fig. 23, and pushed in between the weaving at the back of the nest (from the outside) at about an inch and a half from the centre. It passes up behind four or five rows of weaving, the ends coming out just below the row of pairing in No. 2 rattan, where they are bent down to form a hook or pair of hooks.

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