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10.17: Bird Reproduction

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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altricial Hatched in an undeveloped state; offspring require extensive care from parents.
amnion Thin membrane forming a closed sac around the embryo.
brood parasitism When a bird of one species lays its eggs in the nest of a bird of another species.
cloaca Single exit and entrance for sperm, eggs, and waste.
incubation Act of a bird sitting on the eggs to warm them.
internal fertilization Fertilization of the egg within the body of the female.
monogamous Having exclusively one mate at a time.
polygamous Having more than one mate at a time.
precocial Hatched in a well-developed state; able to feed itself and be independent almost immediately.

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