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Nest-building style reflects birds’ early experience

Source: st-andrews.ac.uk

How birds build their first nest depends on the environment in which they grew up, according to new research from St Andrews.

Just like humans, birds appear to pick up tips from their parents, suggests the study published in Behavioural Ecology.

The study examined key aspects of first-time nest building in zebra finches: material preference and construction speed. MORE

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