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nest

(nest),
A group or collection of similar objects.
See also: nidus.
[A.S.]

nest

(nest) a small mass of cells foreign to the area in which it is found.
junctional nest  a nest of dysplastic cells seen at the dermoepidermal junction as part of a junctional nevus.

nest

(nĕst)
n.
a. A structure or shelter made or used by a bird to hold its eggs during incubation and to house its young until fledged.
b. A structure or shelter in which other animals, such as reptiles, fish, or insects, deposit their eggs or tend their young.
c. A structure or complex built by ants, termites, or other social animals to house a colony.
d. A number of insects, birds, or other animals occupying a nest: attacked by a nest of hornets.
v. nested, nesting, nests
v.intr.
To build or occupy a nest.

nest

(nest)
A group or collection of similar objects.
See also: nidus
[A.S.]

nest

1. the bed or shelter constructed by a bird for deposition of its eggs and rearing of its young.
2. a bed prepared by an animal.
3. an accumulation of cells in a foreign location.

nest building
a signal of oncoming broodiness in female birds and of imminent parturition in some mammals.
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During the study period nests with eggs or nestlings were observed between 10 April and 15 August with maximum number of active nests during May (Fig.
We assessed the accuracy of the canopy/100 m estimates by using the same process to obtain canopy cover estimates within a 50-m radius of nests and comparing them with canopy cover estimates collected via densitometer within the 50-m radius.
Between 1904 and 2013, only 13 nests were found in northern Alaska; nine nests were found in the egg stage and two in the chick stage, and nest stage at the remaining two nests was unknown (Felis et al.
No additional active Black Swift nests were located; however, I observed 4 empty nest structures that appeared to be Black Swift nests from previous years.
Further, Starlings make use of a variety of nest sites (Kessell 1957; Feare 1984).
In order to answer these questions, we urgently need people to monitor nests of common birds, particularly in gardens where data on breeding attempts is surprisingly scarce.
Nests are open-cups built mostly in ferns (~62%), but also in small shrubs (~22%) and grass tussocks (~15%), at average 30 cm from the ground, ranging from 0.
Turtle nests are demarcated with a protective aluminium cage and a small sign.
Many shorebirds nest on the ground with little or no insulation in nests (Amat and Masero 2004a).
Nesting activity observed in 2007-2009 on two oxbows (Oxbow 1 and Oxbow 2) at Tishomingo NWR showed that nests made by the reintroduced females tended to be clustered, within and among years.
Red-vented bulbul builds nests on wide range of plant species.