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They mate for life and use the same nest each year. They tend to nest in
inaccessible places, incubating a small clutch of eggs six to eight weeks. The
young mature slowly, reaching adult plumage in the third or fourth year. The
harpy eagles ...
The high prices paid for the plumes, along with the vulnerability of the birds, who
nest in large breeding colonies, resulted in the near extinction of egrets because
of unscrupulous hunters. Changes in fashion and strict conservation measures ...
Falcons commonly nest in holes in trees or on natural ledges on cliffs. The eggs
are usually four or five in number and buffy white in colour, speckled and
blotched with reddish brown. The incubation period is about 28 or 35 days, and
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