Eggs

  • (noun): Oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food.
    Synonyms: egg

Some articles on eggs, egg:

Resplendent Quetzal - Behavior - Breeding
... When breeding, females lay two pale blue eggs in a nest placed in a hole which they carve in a rotten tree ... When the eggs hatch, both parents take care of the young, feeding them fruit, berries, insects, lizards, and small frogs ...
Round Goby - Reproduction
... Its eggs are 4 mm by 2.2 mm in size ... The females deposit their eggs in male-guarded crevices between rocks ... Egg clutches can contain up to 5,000 eggs ...
Song Sparrow - Eggs
... The Song Sparrow lays 3–5 eggs ... The egg coloring is a brown spotted greenish-white ...
Pterophyllum - Angelfish in The Fishkeeping Hobby - Breeding
... In situations where the eggs are removed from the aquarium immediately after spawning, the pair is capable of spawning every seven to ten days ... they will choose an appropriate medium upon which to lay the eggs and spend one to two days picking off detritus and algae from the surface ... The female will deposit a line of eggs on the spawning substrate, followed by the male who will fertilize the eggs ...
Malabar Whistling Thrush - Nesting
... The clutch consists of 2 to 4 eggs ... The eggs are pale salmon pink with speckling ... The eggs are incubated for about 16 or 17 days by both the male and female ...

Famous quotes containing the word eggs:

    One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called “weasel words.” When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a “weasel word” after another there is nothing left of the other.
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)

    Nothing is so beautiful as spring—
    When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
    Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
    Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
    The ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    The common cormorant or shag
    Lays eggs inside a paper bag.
    Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986)