The Demands of the Egg

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Episode 8 of 10

Duration: 49 minutes

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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Presenter
David Attenborough
Producer
Miles Barton

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BBC Nature: Birds

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

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