Bird Nests of Southern Africa

Bird Nests of Southern Africa

Bird Nests of Southern Africa - Southern Africa : Group all Bird Nests of Southern Africa together to facilitate identification. Often the remains of nests are the only indication that a feathered friend has been in an area. A bird nest is the spot in which a bird lays and incubates its eggs and ra

Group all Bird Nests of Southern Africa together to facilitate identification.

Often the remains of nests are the only indication that a feathered friend has been in an area.

A bird nest is the spot in which a bird lays and incubates its eggs and raises its young. Although the term popularly refers to a specific structure made by the bird itself—such as the grassy cup nest of the American robin or Eurasian blackbird, or the elaborately woven hanging nest of the Montezuma oropendola or the village weaver—that is too restrictive a definition. For some species, a nest is simply a shallow depression made in sand; for others, it is the knot-hole left by a broken branch, a burrow dug into the ground, a chamber drilled into a tree, an enormous rotting pile of vegetation and earth, a shelf made of dried saliva or a mud dome with an entrance tunnel. The smallest bird nests are those of some hummingbirds, tiny cups which can be a mere 2 cm (0.79 in) across and 2–3 cm (0.79–1.18 in) high. At the other extreme, some nest mounds built by the dusky scrubfowl measure more than 11 m (36 ft) in diameter and stand nearly 5 m (16 ft) tall

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28 Sep 2015
Shaun Swanepoel