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The Demands of the Egg

The Life of Birds Episode 8 of 10

David Attenborough presents a natural history of birds. In this programme, he examines the variety of ways in which birds construct their nests and protect their eggs from predators. Including breathtaking scenes of aerial piracy and a remarkable 3-D animated view of the processes involved in laying an egg.

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55 minutes

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Tue 18 Nov 2014 14:40
BBC Two Wales

BBC Nature: Birds


As birds are warm-blooded, their eggs have to be incubated, or the embryos will perish.

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