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Name: Marcia
Status: other
Age: other
Location: IN
Country: N/A
Date: 8/6/2005


Question:
Do female robins use a nest more than once? Do they lay eggs more than once a season? If they migrate do they lay eggs in the new location?


Replies:
Songbirds, including robins, may nest 2 or in southern locations even 3 times a year, but build a new nest for each brood. Migrants usually move between nesting areas and wintering areas, or other out-of-breeding area locations, so do not lay eggs elsewhere.

J. Elliott


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