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Name: Lisa W.
Status: other
Age: 40s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2000-2001


Question:
IF ONE DOVE DIES DURING MATING SEASON, WILL THE OTHER ONE AND EXPECTING EGGS SURVIVE WITHOUT IT'S MATE? HOW CAN THE ONE LEAVE THE NEST TO LOOK FOR FOOD?


Replies:
It is possible for a "single parent" bird to have a successful nest. The adult can leave for very short periods while incubating, but the risks become great.

J. Elliott


It depends upon the time of the death. Early after laying the egg, the chances are small for survival of the young. The reasopn lies in the fact that the temperature of the egg can not drop too low and most doves leve to feed at times.

Steve Sample


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