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A hummingbird nest is about the size of half an English walnut shell. Made of Strands of spider web around pieces of plant parts and lichens - allows the nest to expand as the chicks grow.
Hummingbird nests vary in size. The average size is about the same as half an English walnut shell. The female hummingbird builds the nest by placing strands of spider web around pieces of plant parts and lichens. The spider web allows the nest to expand as the chicks grow. Typically, the female hummingbird will lay one egg, skip a day, and then lay one more. brighthub.com
Kolibri = Hummingbird. "A route of evanescence with a revolving wheel; A resonance of emerald, A rush of cochineal; And every blossom on the bush adjusts its tumbled head,-- The mail from Tunis, probably, An easy morning’s ride." - Emily Dickinson
Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon lucidus) female on nest, Brazil (photo: Marcos Andre)
Female Glittering-bellied Emerald hummingbird on nest, Brazil, by Marcos André
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A hummers nest