Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 9, 2022

Birds That Build Nests With Domes May Be Doomed 

The New York Times  reports

Many of the bird nests you’ll spot this spring will have the familiar open and cupped shape, perfect for securing eggs and eventually hatchlings. About 30 percent of bird species are the starchitects of the avian kingdom, constructing elaborate domed nests with roofs. While ecologists have long thought that domed nests provided greater safety from predators and weather, a new study suggests songbirds who opt for simpler nests may be better off in the long run.

Read more at Birds That Build Nests With Domes May Be Doomed – New York Times


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