Miles describes its nest construction in Our Southern Birds: "Fine strips of bark, tendrils, and grasses are woven into a deep symmetrical cup, which is covered outside with lichens that blend it exactly with the bark, and bound with spider web and other insect silk, making the whole the very prettiest nest I know of in all the woods" (141). The nest of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a similar, small woven ball saddled to a tree trunk or branch (131).