3 Mar

COLONY

A bird colony is a large congregation of individuals of one or more species of bird that nest or roost in proximity at a particular location.

Many kinds of birds are known to congregate in groups of varying size, a congregation of nesting birds is called a breeding colony.

Colonial nesting birds include seabirds such as auks and albatrosses, wetland species such as herons, and a few passerines such as weaverbirds, certain blackbirds, and some swallows.

A group of birds congregating for rest is called a communal roost.

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