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The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

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Author: Allan O. Hume
Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 198,816 / 592 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.5
LoC Category: QL
Downloads: 482
Added to site: 2004.08.08 8923
Genres: Non-fiction, Nature

find many nests.

The breeding-season lasts from early in December to quite the end of March; but this varies a little according to season and locality, though the majority of birds always, I think, lay in January.

The nest is generally placed in single trees of no great size, standing in fields or open jungle. The thorny Acacias are often selected, but I have seen them on Sisoo and other trees.

The nest, placed in a stout fork as a rule, is a large, strong, compact, stick structure, very like a Rook's nest at home, and like these is used year after year, whether by the same birds or others of the same species I cannot say. Of course they never breed in company: I never found two of their nests within 100 yards of each other, and, as a rule, they will not be found within a quarter of a mile of each other.

Five is, I think, the regular complement of eggs; very often I have only found four fully incubated eggs, and on two or three occasions six have, I know, been taken in one nest, though I



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