Construction patterns of birds’ nests provide insight into nest-building behaviours

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Lucia Biddle; Adrian M. Goodman; D. Charles Deeming;
  • Publisher: PeerJ Inc.
  • Journal: PeerJ,volume 5 (issn: 2167-8359, eissn: 2167-8359)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5333539, doi: 10.7717/peerj.3010
  • Subject: Structural properties | R | Animal Behavior | C140 Developmental/Reproductive Biology | Bullfinch | Medicine | Construction materials | Zoology | Bioengineering

Previous studies have suggested that birds and mammals select materials needed for nest building based on their thermal or structural properties, although the amounts or properties of the materials used have been recorded for only a very small number of species. Some of... View more
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