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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.
What comes to mind when I think of diversification is the edible bird's nest, which has various health benefits to the human body.The nest refers to the dried glutinous secretions made from the salivary glands of the male swiftlets during their breeding season.
Although our sample of nests in the first-egg phase was limited, it seems that keeping the first egg uncovered until the second egg is laid, i.e.
Nest searching and monitoring.--We searched for nests of open-cup nesting songbirds from early May through mid-August 2009-2011 using a combination of parental behavior and systematic searching.
He said the current market price is between $800 to $1,100 a kilogramme for unprocessed bird's nests, while cleaned bird's nests can cost between $1,700 and $2,200 per kilogramme.
For normally distributed variables (one-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov Z test, P>0.05), independent-samples T-tests were used to identify significant differences between sites with successful nests and ones with unsuccessful nests.
Asian hornet nests are generally spherical in shape and light brown in colour, and in daylight hours will be busy with Asian hornets flying to and from the nest and visible around the outside of it.
House wrens will build their nests in almost any enclosed space.
We included killdeer nests in our study that were discovered incidentally or located through area searches of select oil pads and heavily grazed patches within pastures, 2015 and 2017.
We collected nest concealment data only in 1998, 2001, and 2004, and these data could not be obtained for all nests from all perspectives of a nest (see below); therefore, we did not include nest concealment as a covariate in our Program MARK analyses.
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., in press).
Hornets and paper wasps build their nests out of a grey papery material consisting of chewed, pulped wood fiber and saliva.