The bird and its nest, where everything starts…


First part: non-passerine bird species

At the beginning of the breeding season and following several courtship displays, the nest-site is selected by the pair, or one of the members of the pair, and the nest is built within this area. For numerous species, the nest is the place where displays and copulation occur. It plays a very important role during the nesting period. It is the cradle of the chicks, the place where the adults feed them prior to their first flight towards independence.

Page 1 : Generalities and various nest shapes

Page 2 : Struthioniformes, Rheiformes, Casuariiformes, Tinamiformes, Sphenisciformes, Gaviiformes, Podicipediformes, Procellariiformes

Page 3 : Phaetontidae, Pelecanidae, Sulidae, Phalacrocoracidae, Anhingidae, Fregatidae

Page 4 : Ardeidae, Scopidae, Ciconiidae, Balaenicipitidae, Threskiornithidae

Page 5 : Phoenicopteriformes - Anhimidae, Anseranatidae and Anatidae

Page 6 : Cathartidae, Pandionidae, Sagittariidae, Accipitridae and Falconidae

Page 7 : Megapodiidae, Cracidae, Tetraonidae, Odontophoridae, Phasianidae and Numididae + Opisthocomidae

Page 8 : Mesithornithidae, Turnicidae, Gruidae, Aramidae, Psophiidae, Rallidae, Heliornithidae, Rhynochetidae, Eurypygidae, Cariamidae and Otididae

Page 9 : First part : Jacanidae, Rostratulidae, Dromadidae, Haematopodidae, Ibidorhynchidae, Recurvirostridae, Burhinidae, Glareolidae

Page 9 : Second part : Charadriidae, Scolopacidae, Pedionomidae, Thinocoridae, Chionidae, Stercorariidae, Laridae, Sternidae, Rynchopidae and Alcidae  

Page 10 : Pteroclidae, Columbidae, Cacatuidae, Psittacidae, Psittaculidae, Strigopidae, Musophagidae, Cuculidae

Page 11 : Tytonidae, Strigidae, Steatornithidae, Podargidae, Nyctibiidae, Caprimulgidae

Page 12 : Aegothelidae, Apodidae, Hemiprocnidae and Trochilidae

Page 13: Coliidae, Trogonidae, Leptosomidae

Page 14: Alcedinidae, Todidae, Momotidae, Meropidae, Coraciidae and Brachypteraciidae

Page 15: Upupidae, Phoeniculidae, Bucerotidae and Bucorvidae

Page 16: First part : Galbulidae, Bucconidae, Capitonidae, Lybiidae, Megalaimidae, Semnornithidae

Page 16: Second part : Indicatoridae, Picidae and Ramphastidae:

Page 17: Conclusion of the study of non-passerine nests