Eggs: Incredible and Commendable

Eggs are complex, fascinating, and a fundamental aspect of bird biology.

June 24, 2022

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Eggs: Incredible and Commendable


Eggs are a fundamental aspect of bird biology. Recently, in Episode 49 of the podcast, I covered the topic of nests. So it seems like a logical next step for us to get the lowdown on eggs.

Oology is the science of studying bird eggs. So today, we are all honorary oologists. We’re egg-heads on a mission to better understand how baby birds come into the world.

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Common Murre (Uria aalge) with its pyriform egg. Photo by Stephan Morris/Adobe.
Bird eggs of many species. Photo by fotoparus/Adobe.
Nest and eggs of the African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus). Photo by Beate/Adobe.
Eggs of African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus). Photo by Robert Culos/Wikimedia.
Eggs and nest of a Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos). Photo by trek6500/Adobe.


  • Yellow-legged Gull sounds (Xeno Canto recording XC482920)
  • Northern Flicker sounds (Xeno Canto recording XC297479)

This work by Ivan Phillipsen is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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