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Unknown in Nest


Overview and Meaning


An unknown behavior occurring within the nest. It is useful to distinguish this from unknown when nestbuilding, or nest use are of interest to the research question. 

Description

The animal is inside the nest, and completely or partially out of sight. However, movement is visible, indicating some behavior is being performed within the nest.

Unknown in Nest can be distinguished as follows:

  1. Unknown in Nest is distinguished from fluffing in that the nest is not growing or occurs out of the sequence of nest building.
  2. Unknown in Nest is distinguished from inactive nest because movement within the nest is present.

Classification

Unknown Behaviors

Contexts

None

Variants

None

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