Homes of birds

Homes of birds are protective places for them. Homes protects them from cold, heat, rain and attack of enemies. Basic need of living object is shelter and we name it as home but there are different names for homes of different animals and birds. In this part we will see names for the homes of birds.

Names for Homes of Birds

Some birds live in natural homes, some create their own and some live in homes created by other birds. Birds build nest to live.

Types of nests

Different birds live in different nest. Here are the types of nest-

  • Cavity nest
  • Scrape nest
  • Burrow
  • Pendant
  • Sphere
  • Platform                      
  • Scrape
  • Cupped
  • Mound

Cavity nest- We see that there are cavities in some trees and birds use those cavities as their home. But some birds create their own cavity.

(ground nest)Scrape nest- instead of making traditional nest some of the birds make a leap on the ground. They lay their eggs in it.

Burrow- some birds choose burrows excavated by other animals.

Pendant- Some birds collect plant fiber, grass and create this nest. It looks like a sack. We see these nests hung on branches of trees.

Sphere- Some birds collect plant fiber, grass and create this nest. This is also like pendant but structure of this nest is circular having only one small round hole.

Platform- Some birds build nest bigger in size. This nest is permanent and they use these for many years.

Scrape  This is very simple to build. This is shallow depression in the soil.

Cupped- Birds build nest in traditional style. Its shape is like a bowl. Size of this depends upon the size of bird.

Cupped Nest
Heliothryx Barroti on Cupped Nest





Mound- Some of the birds bury their eggs and such type of home is called mound.

You will get the list for homes of animals as well as persons in the related topics. Here is a list of names for homes of birds.

Have a look-

Homes of Birds: Protective Places.
List -
1.Australian bush turkeymound
2.Bird aviary, cage, nest
8.Dovecote, columbarium
9.Duckpond, scrape nest, water
10.Eagleeyrie, platform
11.Egret platform
12.Egyptian ploverscrape
14.Flemingo mound
.16.Heliothryx barroti cupped nest
18.Horned cootmound
19.Humming birdcupped nest
20.Kingletcupped nest
24.Ostrichveldt, scrape
25.Owlbarn, tree
26.Parrotcage, cavity nest (natural)
27.Penguinscrape nest
28.Pigeon cote, loft
29.Puff birdburrow
31.Robinscupped nest
32.Sand martinburrow
33.Shorebirdscrape nest
36.Thick billed weaversphere nest
37Titcavity nest (natural)
.38.Trogoncavity nest (created by them)
39.Vulturescrape nest
40.Wasp nest
41.Weavers pendant
42.Woodpeckercavity nest (created by them)

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Cupped nest-