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Raven nest within city limits

A raven’s nest with two hatchlings was recently spotted by Sudurlandsvegur highway in Reykjavík. According to bird expert Einar Thorleifsson it is very rare for ravens to lay eggs within city limits.

Thorleifsson said he had come across a few cases like this in the last few years. The bird expert said raven nests had twice been discovered by the Einar Jónsson Museum on Njardargata in central Reykjavík, Bladid reports.

Thorleifsson said raven nests are very special because they are constructed with all types of material. “For the center of the nest the ravens use soft fabric like wool, horse hair and hay. For the exterior they use branches, wire or even barb wire.”

“They also tend to decorate their nests with ribbons, plastic and sea shells,” Thorleifsson added. Ravens usually construct their nests in cliffs well outside city limits.

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