On this page: Three very differently constructed birds' nests. Photo credits Corel Photo Clipart CD.
|There is a huge variation in shapes and sizes of birds' nests. Different species also nest in different locations: some prefer tree cavities, others nest on the ground or in the branches of bushy shrubs. Nests are very hard to find, but forests are full of them. Most birds have favorite nest locations, but can adapt to other types of nest sites.||Nests are usually constructed of plant materials such as grass, twigs, moss, or sticks, as well as feathers, but more unusual construction materials can also be used. Some birds will use hair and string if it is available, and the great crested flycatcher will even use shed snakeskin to build its nests.|
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