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A nest is a structure built by certain animals to hold eggs, offspring, and, occasionally, the animal itself. [1]

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The aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa.

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The bushtits or long-tailed tits, Aegithalidae, are a family of small, drab passerine birds with moderately long tails.

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American alligator

The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile endemic to the southeastern United States.

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Amitermes is a genus of termites in the family Termitidae.

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Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera.

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An arthropod (from Greek ἄρθρον arthron, "joint" and πούς pous, "foot") is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and paired jointed appendages.

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Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the family Mustelidae, which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels, and wolverines.

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Bald eagle

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek ἅλς, hals "sea", αἰετός aietos "eagle", λευκός, leukos "white", κεφαλή, kephalē "head") is a bird of prey found in North America.

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The beaver (genus Castor) is a large, primarily nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent.

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Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the European honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax.

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Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera, in the superorder Endopterygota.

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Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering quantitative, empirical, and theoretical studies in the field of analysis of animal behavior at the levels of the individual, population, and community.

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Bullock's oriole

The Bullock's oriole (Icterus bullockii) is a small New World blackbird.

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A burrow is a hole or tunnel excavated into the ground by an animal to create a space suitable for habitation, temporary refuge, or as a byproduct of locomotion.

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Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide (chemical formula) is a colorless gas with a density about 60% higher than that of dry air.

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Carpenter ant

Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) are large ants indigenous to many forested parts of the world.

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Carrying capacity

The carrying capacity of a biological species in an environment is the maximum population size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely, given the food, habitat, water, and other necessities available in the environment.

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Cobra is the common name of various elapid snakes, most of which belonging to the genus Naja.

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Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles of the clade Dinosauria.

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A drey – uncommonly spelled dray – is the nest of a tree squirrel or a flying squirrel.

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Eagle is the common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae.

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Eastern carpenter bee

Xylocopa virginica, more commonly known as the eastern carpenter bee, extends through the Eastern United States and into Canada.

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Echidnas, sometimes known as spiny anteaters, belong to the family Tachyglossidae in the monotreme order of egg-laying mammals.

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Edible bird's nest

Edible bird's nests are bird nests created by edible-nest swiftlets using solidified saliva, which are harvested for human consumption.

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Edible-nest swiftlet

The edible-nest swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus) is a small bird of the swift family which is found in South-east Asia.

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An egg is the organic vessel containing the zygote in which an animal embryo develops until it can survive on its own; at which point the animal hatches.

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Egg incubation

Incubation refers to the process by which certain oviparous (egg-laying) animals hatch their eggs; it also refers to the development of the embryo within the egg.

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European honey buzzard

The European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus), also known as the pern or common pern, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.

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Eusociality (from Greek εὖ eu "good" and social), the highest level of organization of animal sociality, is defined by the following characteristics: cooperative brood care (including care of offspring from other individuals), overlapping generations within a colony of adults, and a division of labor into reproductive and non-reproductive groups.

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Falcons are birds of prey in the genus Falco, which includes about 40 species.

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Flamingos or flamingoes are a type of wading bird in the family Phoenicopteridae, the only bird family in the order Phoenicopteriformes.

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Pocket gophers, commonly referred to as gophers, are burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae.

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Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Ground squirrel

The ground squirrels are members of the squirrel family of rodents (Sciuridae) which generally live on or in the ground, rather than trees.

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In ecology, a habitat is the type of natural environment in which a particular species of organism lives.

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Hornets (insects in the genera Vespa and Provespa) are the largest of the eusocial wasps, and are similar in appearance to their close relatives yellowjackets.

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Hummingbirds are birds from the Americas that constitute the family Trochilidae.

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A leaf is an organ of a vascular plant and is the principal lateral appendage of the stem.

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Leafcutter ant

Leafcutter ants, a non-generic name, are any of 47 species of leaf-chewing ants belonging to the two genera Atta and Acromyrmex.

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Life is a characteristic that distinguishes physical entities that do have biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased, or because they never had such functions and are classified as inanimate.

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Maiasaura (from the Greek "μαία" and the feminine form of Latin saurus, meaning "good mother reptile" or "good mother lizard") is a large herbivorous hadrosaurid ("duck-billed") dinosaur genus that lived in the area currently covered by the state of Montana in the Upper Cretaceous Period (mid to late Campanian), about 76.7 million years ago.

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The maleo (Macrocephalon maleo) is a large megapode and the only member of the monotypic genus Macrocephalon.

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The malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) is a stocky ground-dwelling Australian bird about the size of a domestic chicken (to which it is distantly related).

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Megachile rotundata

Megachile rotundata, the alfalfa leafcutter bee or leafcutter bee is a European bee that has been introduced to various regions around the world.

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The megapodes, also known as incubator birds or mound-builders, are stocky, medium-large, chicken-like birds with small heads and large feet in the family Megapodiidae.

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Mischocyttarus mexicanus

Mischocyttarus mexicanus (de Saussure) is a New World paper wasp Post, DC & Jeanne, RL.

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Mole-rat or mole rat refers to several groups of burrowing Old World rodents.

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Mongolia (Monggol Ulus in Mongolian; in Mongolian Cyrillic) is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia.

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Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States.

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Naked mole-rat

The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), also known as the sand puppy, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa.

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Nest box

A nest box, also spelled nestbox, is a man-made enclosure provided for animals to nest in.

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Nesting instinct

Nesting behaviour refers to an instinct or urge in pregnant animals caused by the increase of estradiol (E2) to prepare a home for the upcoming newborn(s).

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Obligate parasite

An obligate parasite or holoparasite is a parasitic organism that cannot complete its life-cycle without exploiting a suitable host.

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Oology (or oölogy) is a branch of ornithology studying bird eggs, nests and breeding behaviour.

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The oropendolas formerly comprised two or three genera of South and Central American passerine birds in the Icteridae New World blackbird family.

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Oviraptor is a genus of small Mongolian theropod dinosaurs, first discovered by technician George Olsen in an expedition led by Roy Chapman Andrews, and first described by Henry Fairfield Osborn, in 1924.

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Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight.

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Paper wasp

Paper wasps are vespid wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material.

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In evolutionary biology, parasitism is a relationship between species, where one organism, the parasite, lives on or in another organism, the host, causing it some harm, and is adapted structurally to this way of life.

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Parischnogaster alternata

The Black hover wasp, Parischnogaster alternata, is a eusocial wasp in the genus Parischnogaster.

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Parischnogaster mellyi

Parischnogaster mellyi is a medium-sized species of a hover wasp in the family Vespidae.

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Pheasants are birds of several genera within the subfamily Phasianinae, of the family Phasianidae in the order Galliformes.

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The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), sometimes referred to as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

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The Ploceidae are a family of small passerine birds, many of which are called weavers or weaverbirds.

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Poaceae or Gramineae is a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants known as grasses, commonly referred to collectively as grass.

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Polistes exclamans

Polistes exclamans is a social wasp and is part of the family Vespidae of the order Hymenoptera.

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Prairie dog

Prairie dogs (genus Cynomys) are herbivorous burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America.

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Predation is a biological interaction where a predator (a hunting animal) kills and eats its prey (the organism that is attacked).

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Pseudocheiridae is a family of arboreal marsupials containing 17 extant species of ringtailed possums and close relatives.

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Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha (along with the hare and the pika).

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The raccoon (or, Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, or northern raccoon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.

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Rodents (from Latin rodere, "to gnaw") are mammals of the order Rodentia, which are characterized by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws.

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Rufous hornero

The rufous hornero (Furnarius rufus) is a medium-sized ovenbird in the family Furnariidae.

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Safety in numbers

Safety in numbers is the hypothesis that, by being part of a large physical group or mass, an individual is less likely to be the victim of a mishap, accident, attack, or other bad event.

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Sea turtle

Sea turtles (superfamily Chelonioidea), sometimes called marine turtles, are reptiles of the order Testudines.

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Seabirds (also known as marine birds) are birds that are adapted to life within the marine environment.

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A sett or set is a badger's den which usually consists of a network of tunnels and numerous entrances.

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Skunks are North and South American mammals in the family Mephitidae.

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Sociable weaver

The sociable weaver (Philetairus socius), also commonly known as the common social weaver, common social-weaver, and social weaver, is a species of bird in the Weaver family endemic to Southern Africa.

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Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents.

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The Gasterosteidae are a family of fish including the sticklebacks.

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The swifts are a family, Apodidae, of highly aerial birds.

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Sylviornis is an extinct genus of stem-galliform bird containing a single species, S. neocaledoniae, or erroneously, "New Caledonian giant megapode".

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Symbiosis (from Greek συμβίωσις "living together", from σύν "together" and βίωσις "living") is any type of a close and long-term biological interaction between two different biological organisms, be it mutualistic, commensalistic, or parasitic.

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Tailorbirds are small birds, most belonging to the genus Orthotomus.

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Tamandua is a genus of anteaters with two species: the southern tamandua (T. tetradactyla) and the northern tamandua (T. mexicana).

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Termites are eusocial insects that are classified at the taxonomic rank of infraorder Isoptera, or as epifamily Termitoidae within the cockroach order Blattodea.

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In botany, a tree is a perennial plant with an elongated stem, or trunk, supporting branches and leaves in most species.

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Tree house

A tree house, tree fort or treeshed is a platform or building constructed around, next to or among the trunk or branches of one or more mature trees while above ground level.

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Tree squirrel

Tree squirrels are the members of the squirrel family (Sciuridae) commonly just referred to as "squirrels".

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A tuco-tuco is a neotropical rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.

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A twig is a small thin terminal branch of a woody plant.

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Two Medicine Formation

The Two Medicine Formation is a geologic formation, or rock body, that was deposited between 83.5 ± 0.7 Ma and 70.6 ± 3.4 Ma (million years ago), during Campanian (Late Cretaceous) time, and is located in northwestern Montana and southern Alberta.

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Vertebrates comprise all species of animals within the subphylum Vertebrata (chordates with backbones).

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The Vespidae are a large (nearly 5000 species), diverse, cosmopolitan family of wasps, including nearly all the known eusocial wasps (such as Polistes fuscatus, Vespa orientalis, and Vespula germanica) and many solitary wasps.

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Vespula germanica

Vespula germanica (European wasp, German wasp, or German yellowjacket) is a species of wasp found in much of the Northern Hemisphere, native to Europe, Northern Africa, and temperate Asia.

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A vole is a small rodent.

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A vulture is a scavenging bird of prey.

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Waders are birds commonly found along shorelines and mudflats that wade in order to forage for food (such as insects or crustaceans) in the mud or sand.

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A wasp is any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is neither a bee nor an ant.

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Western gorilla

The western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) is a great ape—the type species as well as the most populous species of the genus Gorilla.

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Yellowjacket or Yellowjacket is the common name in North America for predatory social wasps of the genera Vespula and Dolichovespula.

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