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Pulling


Overview and Meaning

Pulling in is a type of nesting behavior that usually occurs toward the end of the nesting behavior sequence and contributes to the construction of the nest.  

Description

The animal reaches out of the nest and pulls the nesting material in towards the nest. This may also be accomplished, by grasping the material in its mouth and dragging it in to the edge of the nest site. While performing this behavior the animal's hind legs do not leave the nest, and the forelegs are pulled back in each time the animal reaches out of the nest.

Classification

Nesting Behavior

Contexts

Nesting behavior occurs in the contexts of, reproduction, and environmental changes.  

Variants

None


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