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Informatics The inclusion of a block of data or programming subroutine within another subroutine, often in the form of a functional loop of logic, performing the routine a number of times before continuing with the program
Obstetrics House cleaning by a woman in late pregnancy, which is more common with the first-born child, fancifully likened to birds building a nest before laying and hatching eggs. Cf Empty nest syndrome

nesting

Obstetrics Frenetic house cleaning by a ♀ in late pregnancy, which is more common with the first-born child, fancifully likened to birds building a nest and preparing to lay and incubate chicks

nesting

(nest′ing)
1. Preparation by a pregnant mother for childbirth and the care of her anticipated newborn, e.g., by cleaning house and furnishing or decorating the newborn's room.
2. Wrapping or surrounding an infant with soft protective insulating materials, e.g., blankets or towels.

nesting

see avian nesting.
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Once stage-specific daily survival probabilities and their standard errors have been estimated, nesting success over the entire nesting period ([P.
Also 82% of the nongame birds nesting in those grass edge habitats in Illinois were red-winged blackbirds whereas red-winged blackbirds in this study made up only 36% of the nesting birds.
First, the Thomson Causeway Recreation Area contains a campground with high levels of nonresearch human activity around nesting areas.
Nesting cavities were found in nine tree cavities, in walls and in metal boxes (Table 1).
Daily nest survival of yellow-billed cuckoos was not related to any vegetative variable, being only positively related to advancement of nesting stage.
Several authors have predicted that this vast region contains a substantial amount of potential nesting habitat for Kittlitz's Murrelets (e.
Given the high nest-site fidelity observed at other Black Swift nesting sites in North America, historical accounts of Black Swift nest sites, even vague accounts, should not be dismissed.
During our study, the wooden nest boxes were made available for a full nesting season only in 2013.
In the first step we evaluated temporal patterns within the nesting season by creating models with the following temporal trends: (a) constant, which corresponds to Mayfield's nest success; (b) linear; and (c) quadratic trend.
Nesting birds employ a range of anti-predator strategies including crypsis (hiding the nest and its contents) and active defence, including aggression and distraction (Byrkjedal 1989; Geering et al.
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.
Hence the present study was designed to investigate the breeding biology by studying clutch size, hatchling success and fledgling rate, characteristics of nesting site and nest structure of red- vented bulbul in the areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.