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Bird Reproduction: Parental Care

Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) with youn...

In the nidicolous species one of the first duties of parents is to dispose of the egg shells which could otherwise give away the position of the nest; they are either eaten or carried away as soon as they have … Continue reading

03. October 2011 by admin
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Birdwatching: Young and their development

Cup nest of a Redwing, with newly hatched chicks

Technically, the young birds from the time they hatch until they can fly are called ‘pulli’. But I shall call them ‘nestlings’ whilst they are in the nest, ‘chicks’ until they can fly and then ‘juveniles’ until they moult. During … Continue reading

03. October 2011 by admin
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Birding Eggs and egg-laying

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), typical ...

Very few birds nest all the year round, most have a restricted breeding season, which in Britain and the temperate world is in spring and summer. Dr David Lack has shown that breeding is so timed that the young are … Continue reading

03. October 2011 by admin
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Birding: Bird Nests and Nest Building

Nests and nest building A nest may just be a cup-shaped depression scraped in the soil or a highly intricate structure woven together with a variety of different materials. An all-round naturalist that I know sometimes takes old birds’ nests … Continue reading

30. September 2011 by admin
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How Birds Establish their Nest Site

An Osprey landing in the nest at Boy Scout Cam...

Establishment of the nest site Often it is the female of the species which selects the nest site and my observations of Goldfinches and Wheatears have shown that the female will start to take material to two or three possible … Continue reading

30. September 2011 by admin
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