selecting nest materials

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斑胸草雀在築巢時,除了選擇合適的地點和材料,亦會考慮到安全。其中一個保護巢的方法是掩藏雀巢,所以牠們會尋找與地點顏色相近的材料,為巢形成保護色。

when zebra finches build a nest, they would look for the best location and materials; however, they would also consider the safety of the nest. one way to protect the nest is to camouflage. they would choose materials with matching color with their surroundings, helping to conceal the nest.

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/11993/20150116/when-choosing-nest-materials-birds-sneaky-decorators.htm

http://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2015/jan/14/hidden-in-plain-sight

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