nidification


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nid·i·fy

 (nĭd′ə-fī′)
intr.v. nid·i·fied, nid·i·fy·ing, nid·i·fies
To build a nest.

[Latin nīdificāre : nīdus, nest; see sed- in Indo-European roots + -ficāre, -fy.]

nid′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

nidification

the process or instinct of nest-building.
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From its affinity, the Spaniards call it Casarita (or little housebuilder), although its nidification is quite different.
Il offre de bonnes aires de nidification pour plusieurs especes d'oiseaux et des aires d'hivernage pour des especes telles que le Grand Flamant.
In the animal world, nidification is the building of what?
Les formulaires d'evaluation mentionnent l'escalade a differentes altitudes (bas, haut, assis sur une branche), l'alimentation (feuilles, fruits, lait, ecorce), le jeu ou l'activite (seul, avec d'autres au sol ou au sommet, nidification, dans un hamac), le repos (souvent ou non, au sol, dans un nid) et les vocalisations emises (kiss squeak, gemissements, cris).
La densite des nids de rapaces en fin de saison de nidification a double au cours des trois dernieres decennies.
Ces zones sont devenues [beaucoup moins que] une halte et zone de nidification incontournable sur l'axe migratoire entre l'Afrique et l'Europe [beaucoup plus grand que], a explique le chef de groupe Sud-Est II du reseau, Abdelwahab Chedad.
Nidification urbaine et a l'interieur des terres du goeland leucopheeLarusmichahellis.
Nidification in Eurysternus foedus Guerin-Meneville: its Relationship to other Dung Beetle Nesting Patterns (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae).
Essai preliminaire sur l'evolution des armures genitales des Scarabaeinae, par rapport a la taxonomie du groupe et a l'evolution du comportement de nidification (Col.
The present communication encompasses the main objective to gather a firsthand information regarding the nest and various nidification activities such as the number of hours of labour for nest construction, the type and amount of nesting material collected during the busy hours of nidification, average time spent in gathering sticks for nest building, average time to carry the nesting material from its source to the nest, nest inspection and rearrangement activities by nest occupants to determine the role of both sexes of Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis coromandus) in Jammu as virtually nothing has been reported pertaining to these aspects of the bird from the study area.