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Name: Jonna S.
Status:  other
Age:  50s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2000-2001


Question:
Do goldfinch re-use their nests, or do they create a new nest cup each time they clutch?


Replies:
Goldfinches, like almost all songbirds, build a new nest for each brood. Goldfinches nest late in the season and are less likely to raise more than one brood a season than most other small birds. It seems that nests are not reused because they get dirty and full of parasites.

J. Elliott


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