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nest

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

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.]
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It is a drop compared with 2017 when 1,314 stork couples were recorded.In 1934, there were 2,219 couples nesting in Slovakia but only 1,018 white stork couples nested in Slovakia back in 1984.This was caused not only by a lack of food and suitable nesting spots in Slovakia over the years but also by the fact that not all white storks make it to Africa and die on their way there.
Its nest is made of solidified saliva and is used to make a delicious and expensive meal referred to as bird's nest soup'.
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Nest success has been linked to numerous environmental factors including predator behavior, weather, female quality, and the location of the nest (Flint and Grand, 1996; Traylor et al., 2004; Sherry et al., 2015).
What amazes me is that "this song-ball of tongues," as described by poet Ted Hughes, is able to keep singing while he is busy building not just one but many nests.
In this study, we assessed killdeer reproductive success in a landscape of oil and gas drilling by comparing daily nest survival between birds that nested on oil pads and those that nested on traditional substrates of short grass cover.
Nest may be looking to release a more affordable version of their thermostat, according to a (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-08/alphabet-s-nest-working-on-cheaper-thermostat-home-security-system) "person familiar with the matter" says Bloomberg .