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See also: Nest (dismabiguation)

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A basket style nest
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Redwings typically make ground nests.
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Nest in grass
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Inside of a bird's nest
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Crows' nests


A nest is place of refuge built to hold an animal's eggs and/ or provide a place to raise their offspring. They are usually made of some organic material such as twigs, grass, and leaves; or may simply be a depression in the ground, or a hole in a tree, rock or building.

Generally each species has a distinctive style of nest. Nests can be found in many different habitats.

Nests are built by birds, but also mammals, fish, insects and reptiles.

Some birds will build nests in trees, some (such as eagles, and many seabirds like Kittiwakes) will build them on rocky ledges, and some will build them on the ground.

Common nest types:

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