Jungle Dave holding the nest of a Bornean Pigmy Squirrel Exilisciurus exilis at Meriuk Farm Stay Brunei.  This nest was abandoned  and the two youngsters removed to a nearby location by their parents after a pair of Pied Hornbills started  to investigate the  building probably looking for geckos to eat.

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Note that nest is almost exactly the same size and shape as  the nest of a sunbird or flowerpecker but quite loosely built so that a  tiny squirrel could wriggle through the wall if necessary to escape.


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The nest was not very well concealed  on top of an electricity meter at Meriuk Farm Stay, Tutong, Brunei.
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The pigmy squirrels  at Meriuk spend most of the day feeding on flakes of bark on this  Lansium domesticum (Local name Langsat). Langsat is a common orchard tree throughout Borneo.  According to Caroline Pannell an expert on the Meliacea plant family the bark of Langsat is poisonous and has been used for arrow poison.
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The bark of Langsat is very flaky and detaches easily without damaging the tree.

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