Worksheet on Nesting Habits

Worksheet on nesting habits of some birds contains various types of questions on why do different types of birds need different types of nests.

Read the concept to answer the questions on nesting habits.

I. Fill in the blanks:

(i) The ________ of a bird are hollow and filled with air.

(ii) The owl makes its nest in the ________ of trees.

(iii) Flying birds have a body that is ________ in weight.

(iv) The parent birds protect their young ones from their ________.

II. Write true or false for the following statements:

(i) Most birds build nests on the ground.

(ii) Owls build nests on walls or in trees.

(iii) Birds build nests to store food.

(iv) A woodpecker makes a hole in a tree trunk.

(v) The koel takes care of its eggs.

III. Answer the following questions:

(i) Why do birds build their nests?

(ii) What is hatching?

(iii) What things do birds use to build their nests?

(iv) Where do woodpeckers make their nests?

IV. Give an example of each one:

(i) A bird that builds a nest in the hollows of trees or on walls.

(ii) A bird that makes holes in tree-trunks with its chisel-like beak.

(iii) A bird that weaves twigs and grass to make a nest.

(iv) A bird that lays its eggs in the nests of crows.

(v) A bird that lays eggs on the ground.

Check the answers of worksheet on nesting habits of some birds:


I. (i) bones

(ii) hollow

(iii) light

(iv) enemies

II. (i) false

(ii) true

(iii) false

(iv) true

(v) false

III. (i) Birds build their nests to live in and for laying eggs to reproduce.

(ii) When mother birds sit on the eggs to keep them warm and after few days the eggs break and the baby birds comes out. This process is called hatching.

(iii) Birds uses twigs, leaves, grass, straw, thread, cotton, mud or pebbles to build their nests.

(iv) Woodpeckers make holes in the tree trunk to make their nests.

IV. (i) owls

(ii) woodpeckers

(iii) weaver bird

(iv) koel

(v) partridge

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