Maleo Birds Get Exclusive Place To Heat Their Eggs

By: Christina Butty - Published:   Updated: Aug 11 2011 • References: news.nationalgeographic
An endangered bird has just been granted 36 acres of private, luxurious Indonesian beach.

Maleos are a protected bird species located on Northern Sulawesi. Since there are less than one- hundred of their nesting sites remaining, the government stepped in and granted them this land. Maleo birds lay their eggs then leave, allowing the eggs to incubate in the hot sand. Once they hatch, the chicks climb out of the sand ready to fly.

Implications - Maleo birds lays eggs in the sand which allows to the sun's rays to take over for the incubation process. When the eggs hatch the chicks come out and are ready to take flight. Isn't that darling?

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