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the offspring, as of an animal or a bird, for example, that are the result of one breeding season

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a group consisting of those descended directly from the same parents or ancestors

to focus the attention on something moodily and at length

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the young of an animal cared for at one time

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think moodily or anxiously about something

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hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

be in a huff and display one's displeasure

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be in a huff

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In 2024, millions of periodical cicadas in the Northern Illinois Brood will emerge and you may want to invest in some headphones, or start planning a vacation out of state.
It is very much a period during which 24/7 is their way of life for furthermore, the female bird broods her nestful of youngsters every night!
Similar to avian brood parasites such as cuckoos, T.
Although numerous studies have reported microhabitat characteristics of brood crevices, including dimensions (e.g., Gordon and Smith, 1949; Gordon, 1952; Cupp, 1971; Snyder, 1971; Canterbury, 1991; Davis, 2004), no studies have examined the microhabitat characteristics of brood crevices in relation to nest success, or compared those characteristics to what is available in the surrounding environment.
To determine whether morphology differed between broods, a Kruskal-Wallace (K-W) test was performed for each metric, with brood as a factor.
The licence move was dismissed by the RSPB, which said: "The idea that brood management is about helping hen harriers is nonsense.
Differences in brood survival (1 = chicks present at eight weeks, 0 = brood lost) and the proportion of females with broods in August (coded 1 or 0) (including replacements) were considered in relation to age and year using separate MLRs with individual as random effect.
Burying beetles (genus Nicrophorus) are potentially a model system for the study of the conditions that drive the evolution of brood parasitism.
I advised Timmy to focus on the second deer--a mature doe--and take his time as he swiveled in his seat and slid the Brood into position.
Although SITC did not obtain estimates of the number of larvae per brood, these data paired with different temperature and tidal elevations may be helpful to future restoration efforts (R.
We are proud of our swans on Quinton Pool, And to keep them safe should be our rule, So we'll enjoy watching this new brood grow, As they give us so much pleasure we know.
The greater release of the pheromone by brood stimulates higher consumption of pollen by nursing workers honeybees to feed the larvae and queen, thus stimulating increased egg laying rate and, consequently, increased brood and population (Pankiw, Sagili & Metz, 2008).
These test colonies initially contained a queen, 2 to 3 g of workers (3,000 to 4,000), and 2 to 3 g of brood. Test colonies were placed in small 17 x 12 x 6 cm nest boxes (R750B, Sterling King Products, Lyons, Illinois, USA).
A SOUTH Liverpool park has become home to a brood of cygnets and two swans.