It got its name because it is frequently seen carrying sticks to its nest. It interweaves thorny twigs to build its nest. It can be up to 6½ (2 m) tall and decorated with glass or threads. The young from the first brood may be ejected from the territory, but may help raise the second brood.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Anumbius annumbi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/106004933. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- Frances, Peter, et al. Bird: The Definitive Guide New York City, NY: DK Publishing, 2007
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