. The Wilson bulletin . be-gins to incubate as soon as an egg is laid, and does not al-ways lay on consecutive days.^ In the case of the Olive-backed Thrush, the fact that theyoung came from the egg at such long intervals, seemed tobe a wise provision of nature. The mother bird brooded theyoung, except during the rest period, for the greater part ofthe time during the first three or four days. She moved backon the nest, stood astride the young, and cared for one fragilechick at a time; she pecked him and touched him with herbeak until he gave the food reaction readily, fed him by re-ijuly 11,

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. The Wilson bulletin . be-gins to incubate as soon as an egg is laid, and does not al-ways lay on consecutive days.^ In the case of the Olive-backed Thrush, the fact that theyoung came from the egg at such long intervals, seemed tobe a wise provision of nature. The mother bird brooded theyoung, except during the rest period, for the greater part ofthe time during the first three or four days. She moved backon the nest, stood astride the young, and cared for one fragilechick at a time; she pecked him and touched him with herbeak until he gave the food reaction readily, fed him by re-ijuly 11,

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