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Nest-building Habit of Grey Heron
Author of the article:GAO Xin1, LIU Ming-yu2
Author's Workplace:(1.Department of Resources and Environment, Zhejiang Forestry University, Lin’an, Zhejiang Province 311300; 2.College of Environment and Life Science, Liaoning University, Shenyang)
Key Words:Ardea cinerea; habit of nest-building; Linyuan County, Liaoning Province
Abstract:The paper reports the nest-building habit of Ardea cinerea in Lingyuan County, Liaoning Province. The nest-building period is about 6-9 days. In the process of nest-building, both sexes birds are division of labor: male to get material, female to build nest. As the days of building nest going on, the frequency of getting material of the male increased and with two peaks every day. The average capacity of the nest is 50 cm in outside diameter, 29.2 cm in inside diameter, 24 cm in height and 11 cm in depth.
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