nesting species

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  • This species may eat birds and their eggs, including almost entirely ground- or rock-nesting species.
  • Those made by different females are sometimes close to each other, particularly in hole-nesting species.
  • Parents of ground-nesting species sometimes drag older young around roughly by the head before feeding them.
  • In leaf nesting species, the overall sequence is similar, but the pair does not change the colour.
  • Unlike many ground-nesting species, the pink-headed warbler has no distraction display.
  • The hole-nesting species tend to lay larger clutches, with an average of eight eggs, rather than just two to five.
  • In the primary northern breeding range, the woodcock may be the earliest ground-nesting species to breed.
  • A very thorough work, including migratory as well as nesting species. Cited from Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest
  • The few temperate nesting species are migratory, and some tropical species also show seasonal movements.
  • Like many ground-nesting species, adults perform a broken-wing display to lure presumed threats away from their nest and young.
  • Not all burrow-nesting species incubate their young directly.
  • In the case of most burrow-nesting species, this is only until the chick is able to thermoregulate, usually two or three days.
  • Most favour hole-nesting species, often the related barbets and woodpeckers.
  • Hole and burrow nesting species tend to lay white or pale eggs, while open nesters lay camouflaged eggs.
  • The absence of nests is especially prevalent in ground-nesting species where the newly hatched young are precocial.
  • Males will respond quickly to playbacks of their calls and will repel other members of the same species and even other hole-nesting species from around their nesting sites.
  • Most ground-nesting species have well-developed distraction displays, which are used to draw (or drive) potential predators from the area around the nest.
  • Mud nesting species in particular are limited in areas of high humidity, which causes the mud nests to crumble.
  • Dense vegetation provides the shrub nesting species protection against predators.
  • Like most starlings, it is a hole-nesting species, breeding in tree holes, buildings and in cliff crevices.
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