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Types of Bird Nests

African Jacana (Actophilornis Africanus)
African Jacana (Actophilornis Africanus)

African jacanas (Actophilornis africanus) are waders in the family Jacanidae, identifiable by long toes and long claws that enable them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes, their preferred habitat.

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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus)

Related bird: Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) The Eagle Eye The eye of an eagle is one of the most sensitive of any animal, and may weigh more than the eagle's brain.

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Baya Weaver (Ploceus Philippinus)
Baya Weaver (Ploceus Philippinus)

The baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus) is a weaverbird found across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Flocks of these birds are found in grasslands, cultivated areas, scrub and secondary growth and they are best known for their hanging retort shaped nests woven from leaves.

Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus Sutorius)
Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus Sutorius)

The common tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) is a songbird found across tropical Asia. Popular for its nest made of leaves "sewn" together and immortalized by Rudyard Kipling in his Jungle Book, it is a common resident in urban gardens.

Cup Nest of the Great Reed-Warbler
Cup Nest of the Great Reed-Warbler

Deep cup nest of the Great Reed-warbler. A bird nest is the spot in which a bird lays and incubates its eggs and ... The smallest bird nests are those of some ...

Edible-Nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus Fuciphagus)
Edible-Nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus Fuciphagus)

The edible-nest swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus) ... The soup is made by soaking and steaming the nests in water and is ... Oriental Bird Images: Edible-nest Swiftlet;

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European Bee Eater (Merops Apiaster)
European Bee Eater (Merops Apiaster)

The genus name Merops is Ancient Greek for "bee-eater", and apiaster is Latin, also meaning "bee-eater", from apis, "bee". Description. This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly coloured, slender bird. It has brown and yellow upper parts, whilst the wings are green and the beak is black.

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Farne Islands Puffin in Burrow
Farne Islands Puffin in Burrow

The puffin is one of the country's favourite birds and there are few better places to see them up close than on the Farne Islands. This rare bird is a firm favourite with our visitors, offering endless photo opportunities in the height of the breeding season.

Horned Coot (Fulica Cornuta)
Horned Coot (Fulica Cornuta)

A horned coot on the nest at Miñiques Lagoon, San Pedro de Atacama, ... The horned coot (Fulica cornuta) is a species of bird found in the Andes of South America.

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Little Grebe (Tachybaptus Ruficollis)
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus Ruficollis)

The little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), also known as dabchick, is a member of the grebe family of water birds. The genus name is from Ancient Greek takhus "fast" and bapto "to sink under". The specific ruficollis is from Latin rufus "red" and Modern Latin-collis, "-necked", itself derived from Latin collum "neck".

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Nest of Polemaetus Bellicosus (Martial Eagle)
Nest of Polemaetus Bellicosus (Martial Eagle)

Martial eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus). Martial eagle’s reproduction is not very frequent, as only one egg (rarely 2) appears in a single hatch, which in addition happens once every two years (which is rather typical for birds of prey). Incubation lasts from 45 to 53 days, the chick grows feathers after 96 – 104 days after hatching.

Nesting Swan and Cygnet
Nesting Swan and Cygnet

The Swan's nesting season is timed to take advantage of readily available food supplies. Nest sites are typically situated on slightly elevated sites surrounded by water. This could be a small island, or on top of old beaver houses, dams or muskrat mounds, or on emergent vegetation that is either floating or anchored to the bottom of the water.

This is a Blackbird Nest
This is a Blackbird Nest

Blackbirds and their nests are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which makes it an offence to intentionally kill, injure or take any wild bird. It is an offence to intentionally take, damage or destroy the eggs, young or nest of a blackbird while it is being built or in use.

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Two Cliff Swallows Making mud Nests
Two Cliff Swallows Making mud Nests

Technically called an adherent cup, a finished nest contains over 1,000 mud pellets. Cliff Swallows tuck their nests away in corners and make sure that the nest opening is small so the eggs and nestlings are well protected from predators like hawks, owls, snakes, and mammals.