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Hummingbird_egg_band.PNG Patience and Rebel taken by the rehabber 2.24.2015ThumbnailsPatience and Rebel at the rehabbers. Red nest in the front. 2. 27.2015Patience and Rebel taken by the rehabber 2.24.2015ThumbnailsPatience and Rebel at the rehabbers. Red nest in the front. 2. 27.2015Patience and Rebel taken by the rehabber 2.24.2015ThumbnailsPatience and Rebel at the rehabbers. Red nest in the front. 2. 27.2015Patience and Rebel taken by the rehabber 2.24.2015ThumbnailsPatience and Rebel at the rehabbers. Red nest in the front. 2. 27.2015

Great example of banding that appears on eggs just prior to hatch. The band is a thin line created by the chick, inside the egg, using its pip tooth. The chick thins the egg with the band so it can more easily break apart. Often time we have later seen them wearing this section like a helmet!!

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