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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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Historically, Eastern White-winged Doves in Texas nested primarily in native Tamaulipan brushlands of the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) from May through August and wintered in southwestern Mexico and Central America (George et al.
The second nest initiation peak in mid-May coincided with fledging of young for pairs that nested during the first nest initiation peak.
Yellow Warblers nested in the forested dune ridge that separates Lake Manitoba from Delta Marsh; Yellow-headed Blackbirds nested in Delta Marsh.
Starlings nested in two of our larger tubes (25% of occupied tubes) while six of the remaining eight tubes contained nests of Eastern Bluebirds (n = 1 positive identification by egg; 3 possible) and Tree Swallows (17 = 2 nests).
We discovered during field work that both species also nested in road banks and included road banks as a third land-cover type.
Most Szechenyi's Monal-Partridges in the Pamuling Mountains were ground nesting, but some also nested in trees.