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Jan 31, 2013 12:14 PM

Bird Egg Identification

Hi

In my front hedge I have found an egg, it is in 2 perfect pieces, they measure 4.5cm in total and there is some fresh egg sac in one of them, The egg is a shiny white.

Can you tell me what it might be?

Thanks

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    Jan 31, 2013 5:06 PM (in response to selseyr)
    Re: Bird Egg Identification

    Moved to the ID forum - can you tell us if there was a nest in the hedge at all and where you are (countryside, town, area of the country), and when you say 4.5cm, do you mean in length?

     

    If you can post a photo that would be good too.

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    Feb 1, 2013 9:32 PM (in response to selseyr)
    Re: Bird Egg Identification

    Most likely to be Wood Pigeon, they have been recorded as breeding in every month of the year. When the young hatch the parent bird removes the shell and drops it at a safe distance from the nest  so it can end up anywhere. The young are likely to be predated by Corvids if they are in deciduous trees but may stand a better chance if they are in conifers.

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    Feb 2, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to selseyr)
    Re: Bird Egg Identification

    The young are likely to be predated by Corvids if they are in deciduous trees but may stand a better chance if they are in conifers.

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