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10.17: Bird Reproduction

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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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