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The nest is, as a rule, placed in a babool or other thorny tree, close up against the trunk.
Soon the feathery lace work of bamboos beneath which they sat were whispering to the night-wind that had roused at the dropping of the huge ball of fire in the west, and the soft radiance of a gentle moon was gilding with silver the gaunt black arms of a babool.
It must not, however, be supposed that the Natives neglect their teeth; they are the most particular people living in this respect, as they never eat or drink without washing their mouths before and after meals; and as a substitute for our tooth-brush, they make a new one every day from the tender branch of a tree or shrub, -- as the pomegranate, the neem,  babool,  &c.
On the 2nd December, 1877, I found a nest with three slightly-incubated eggs in a small babool bush which stood in a 'sone' grass-field.
It consisted of a neat little cup composed of dry grass smeared all over exteriorly with cobwebs, and fixed in a fork of one of the outer branches of a large babool-tree about 10 feet from the ground.
All nests that I have found have, with the exception of one, been placed in low babool bushes; once only I found a nest near Delhi in the fork of a low bough of a mango-tree, this was on the 31st July.
The nest is always placed in trees, generally in a fork, near the top of good large ones; babool and mango are very commonly chosen in the
July in the Lucknow Division, making a massive nest in babool trees, generally in solitary ones on open plains.
-- I found two nests on this date, one in the fork of a babool tree, the other on the stump of a broken-off branch of a tree between the stump and the trunk of the tree.
I once found, like your correspondent Mr. Blewitt, four nests in a small babool tree, and only one of them occupied.