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The occasional habit of birds laying their eggs in other birds' nests, either of the same or of a distinct species, is not very uncommon with the Gallinaceae; and this perhaps explains the origin of a singular instinct in the allied group of ostriches.
Many bees are parasitic, and always lay their eggs in the nests of bees of other kinds.
He informed me that the number of eggs in the nest of the petise is considerably less than in that of the other kind, namely, not more than fifteen on an average, but he asserted that more than one female deposited them.
The opening is large and arched, and directly in front, within the nest, there is a partition, which reaches nearly to the roof, thus forming a passage or antechamber to the true nest.
I -- want -- you -- to -- get -- into -- the -- nest," the bird called, speaking as slowly and distinctly as possible, "and -- then -- you -- can -- drift -- ashore, but -- I -- am -- too -- tired -- to -- bring -- it -- any -- nearer -- so -- you -- must -- try -- to -- swim -- to -- it.
Nevertheless the bird was determined to save him if she could, and by one last mighty effort she propelled the nest against the rock.
But how we are ever to escape from this nest I must leave to someone with better brains than I possess.
Here he gazed at the Scarecrow; who crawled to the edge of the nest and looked over.
Whilst giving utterance to this ill-natured promise, Gryphus put his head out of the window to examine the nest.
I never saw it, I never peered over the edge of the nest to see; but I KNEW and feared that space that lurked just beneath me and that ever threatened me like a maw of some all-devouring monster.
A pair of blue birds have built a nest in a hole in the sides of the well, just under the ferns.
Oh yes, do let us go," said Arthur; "I never saw a hawk's nest nor a hawk's egg.