According to victorialogding.com, the mallee fowl of Australia can make incubation mounds up to 15 feet tall and 35 feet wide and these nest sites are an estimated 330 tons. To find out about different record setting nests such as largest tree nest, social nest or largest ground nest, take a look at the trails.com link below.
Different birds have become the champions at building different types of nests. Dusty scrubfowl build the largest ground nests. Bald eagles build the largest tree nests. African weavers build the largest social nests. And the hammerkop builds the largest roofed nests.
Here are some numbers to go along with these record-holders:
“largest ground nest: dusky scrubfowl nest at 11 m (36 ft) wide and 4.9 m (16 ft) high with over 2,700 kg (300 tons) of forest floor litter
largest tree nest: bald eagle in Florida at 6.1 m (20 ft) deep, 2.9 m (9.5 ft) wide, and weighing 2,722 kg (almost 3 tons)
largest social nest: African social weavers with a 100-chamber nest structure 8.2 m (27 ft) in length and 1.8 m (6 ft) high
largest roofed nest: hamerkop at 2 m (6.5 ft) wide and 2 m (6.5 ft) deep”
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