Adjective "nester" definition and examples

(Nester may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈnɛstə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A bird that nests in a specified manner or place.
  1. 'hole-nesters'
  2. 'Two species are subterranean nesters, namely the Atlantic Puffin (family Alcidae) and Leach's Storm-Petrel (family Procellariidae).'
  3. 'Like many riparian obligate breeders, they are open-cup nesters that nest in forest understory, and are therefore subject to similar microclimatic factors, as well as predation from a similar suite of predators.'
  4. 'A late nester, the female Gadwall picks the nest site, which is usually near water and surrounded by dense weeds or grass.'
  5. 'Most larks are ground nesters and build open-cup nests in small, excavated hollows in the ground.'
  6. 'They are cavity nesters that historically nested in tree cavities, old woodpecker holes, rotted pilings, and other natural cavities.'
  7. 'Since most alpine and arctic birds are ground nesters, they require some snow-free ground to initiate laying, and thus must be flexible in reproductive timing.'
  8. 'Bluebirds are early nesters, so right now is the time to get your box in place.'
  9. 'Great Horned Owls are early nesters and begin calling in courtship in early winter.'
  10. 'Ground nesters, California Quail usually find a spot under a shrub or brush-pile or next to a log or other cover where they build a shallow depression lined with grasses and leaves.'
  11. 'Colonial nesters, young common terns have been ringed in considerable numbers in Norfolk for many years.'

More definitions

1. a pocketlike, usually more or less circular structure of twigs, grass, mud, etc., formed by a bird, often high in a tree, as a place in which to lay and incubate its eggs and rear its young; any protected place used by a bird for these purposes.

2. a place used by insects, fishes, turtles, rabbits, etc., for depositing their eggs or young.

3. a number of birds, insects, animals, etc., inhabiting one such place.

4. a snug retreat or refuge; resting place; home.

5. an assemblage of th

More examples(as adjective)

"markets can be nester."

Origin

(nest)