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Incubation


A Mallard Incubating her Eggs
A Mallard Incubating her Eggs
Photographer: Steve Brace


In birds, incubation is the period when a parent sits on the eggs and warms them, allowing them to develop.



Incubation periods can range from under 14 days to several months, depending on the species. The incubation period ends when the eggs hatch.



Associated Terms: Avian Incubation, Incubate, Incubating, Incubated.

 


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