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Nest Building
BirdNote
Aired:
05/02/2012
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Learn what it would take to build a human-sized equivalent of a robin’s nest.

 

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2:00 minutes (1.64 MB)
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Want to try building a nest? Consider this... An average American Robin weighs less than three ounces. An average person weighs 170 pounds, or 1,000 times as much as a robin. A robin's nest, made of grass and mud, weighs about seven ounces, so yours will weigh 450 pounds. You'll need to collect about 350 strands of grass, each about four feet long. And don't forget the mud: 150 pounds of it. You have five days to complete the job. That's 300 mouthfuls of mud.


 
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