What's rhe term for 2 female birds sharing a nest?

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andrewcrossland
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What's rhe term for 2 female birds sharing a nest?

Postby andrewcrossland » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:45 am

Just a memory block - can anybody advise me the terns for 2 females sharing the same nest if they share the same mate? And the term if they share the same nest but have different mates? Thus relates to a banded dotterel nest with 5 eggs and 2 females apparently taking turns at sitting (as reported to me - I haven't seen it myself yet bit I've never heard of this before in banded dotts.
Patrick Crowe
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Re: What's rhe term for 2 female birds sharing a nest?

Postby Patrick Crowe » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:02 am

Polygyny?
andrewcrossland
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Re: What's rhe term for 2 female birds sharing a nest?

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:47 pm

Well yeah, I know it's polygamy, but what's the actual term for nest sharing? Contemporaneous co-habitation?

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