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By way of here is some interesting parenting styles of birds. The osprey receives high awards for its care of hatchlings weeks after their arrival. Dad is the daily fish provider. Terns prefer the beach to raise their brood. A little sand or pebbles is their nest. The eggs find shade from the mother’s shadow.   When it comes to the prothonotary warbler the male chooses the site and the female is the architect in the designing and building the nest. Sandpipers appear in the role reversal of parenting. Their temporary female mates desert the brood when the father takes over the incubating  and providing for the brood. Mother cowbirds outsource their responsibilities and lay their eggs in the...

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