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Comments by rhythm164 (1)


Article: Photo Essay: The Birds' Nests Collectors of Thailand
Really cool article, and it seems as though the collectors have policed themselves to harvest in a sustainable manner, which I thought was really great. I was left wondering however, j_ung, if you came across anything in your reading that indicated a time lag affect on future clutch size due to nest collecting. You said that the mother eats the nest to recoup a portion of nutrients post breeding. Presuming that a portion of nutrition contained within the ingested nest would be allocated to future reproduction events, did the articles you read mention anything concerning a loss of reproductive fitness due to the mothers being deprived of the post-brooding meal?