Translation of nest in Spanish:


nido, n.

Pronunciation /nɛst/

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    (of birds, reptiles) nido masculine
    (of wasps) avispero masculine
    (of ants) hormiguero masculine
    (of mice) ratonera feminine
    (of mice) nido masculine
    • Insect nests have guards who deter entry by both conspecific and allospecific intruders.
    • They use their long claws to expose the insect's nests.
    • Just as humans keep cows for their milk, certain ant species rear aphids and other insects in their nests and consume their secretions.
    • EPS, polyurethane, and isocyanurate foam provide the ideal environment for an insect nest.
    • Common wasps are social insects and live in nests of up to around 10,000 workers.
    • The majority of these insects build nests and therefore suitable nest sites must be maintained.
    • Eastern woodlands Aphaenogaster ants make twenty-inch-deep nests occupied by a few hundred workers.
    • In others, it may include completion of a rite of passage, such as getting buried up to your chin in an ant nest on your thirteenth birthday.
    • Emigrations were induced by removing the roof slide from the old nest, forcing the ants to find a new home.
    • Colin Marlow, 56, was attacked by the insects after disturbing a nest on his smallholding.
    • Which of them will prefer football and which the ant nest, we'll have to wait and see.
    • Leaf-cutting ants travel from their nests to trees and hack off bits of leaves, which they grip in their mandibles.
    • The caterpillar is taken inside the ant nest where it promptly turns carnivorous and starts devouring its hosts' eggs and young.
    • A typical army ant species lives in nests underground that are built out of the living bodies of its workers.
    • Instead of finding something for her to eat, she found a nest of large insects of the predatory variety.
    • In the chaos, the wasp slips unnoticed through the ant nest and preys on the unguarded caterpillar.
    • When the forest floor is blanketed in snow, the birds use their powerful bills to dig out ant nests from tree trunks and tree bases.
    • The pupation is often completed within the nest of the ants.
    • The second ant emerging from the nest in search of food was much more likely to follow the trail left by the first ant than to go in search of the second food source.
    • And of course you can see green ant nests if you're walking through the bush throughout Australia, can't you?
    • First, the flight trajectory will obviously depend on the way in which a bird will enter its nest site.
    • The young leave the nest soon after they hatch and find their own food immediately.
    • Again the attraction is bird watching, especially pied shags feeding the young birds in their nests, great crested grebe and large numbers of paradise ducks.
    • This bird was feeding young in a nest perched in the eaves of one of the temple buildings.
    • The female stays on the nest and broods the young for the first week or so after they hatch.
    • Brood parasitic birds lay eggs in the nests of host birds that raise the parasitic offspring to independence.
    • One to three days after hatching, the young leave the nest and hide in nearby cover.
    • I've heard that when young birds leave the nest, parents will mob a lot more actively almost to show what is danger and what isn't.
    • But this year, the birds surprised conservationists by selecting a nest site deep in the forest.
    • When they are raising young or robbing nests, Steller's Jays become very quiet and inconspicuous.
    • Last summer, Caitlin observed bald eaglets fledging from nests at two sites.
    • All birds in the nest need protein, the kind that comes from any type of bug.
    • The young leave the nest within a day of hatching and follow their parents out into the marsh.
    • Once the young leave the nest, the parents continue to feed them for about a week.
    • After one day in the nest, the young leap to the ground or water, often quite a long jump.
    • Both birds work at nest building, but before this begins there is much play.
    • They said this work should have been delayed until after the birds had nested and young had left the nests.
    • While they are not highly territorial with their own species, they are aggressive toward other species and may drive native birds out of their nests.
    • Columbids will re-use nests and will build nests on top of abandoned bird nests.
    • The male feeds the female on the nest and helps her brood the young when they first hatch.
  • 2

    a nest of thieves una cueva / guarida de ladrones
    • a nest of subversion un foco de subversión
  • 3

    juego masculine
    nest of tables mesa nido
    • In the burial chamber, a nest of four golden shrines, each sitting within the other, are removed, to reveal a stone sarcophagus.
    • They have been flying out of her shop, which is why she has extended the range of Ercol reissues to include a settle, a dining table and a nest of tables.
    • I sit on a sofa that is part of an old three-piece suite around a nest of tables.
    • Four months ago the desk gave birth to a nest of tables.
    • Greenapple has produced a little nest of transparent glass tables, each made from a single sheet of glass.
    • This consists of a nest of polished steel tubes that have been likened both to organ pipes and to the pine trunks of the Finnish forests.

intransitive verb

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    • 1.1

      (birds) anidar
      • The Dismal supports a hundred different bird species nesting within the refuge; another hundred are known to use the area.
      • This protected bird species had nested at the Baltic for many years and had to be moved to specially built nesting areas further down the river.
      • The birds of prey have nested at the site since 2001 and were the first to do so in the Lake District for 150 years.
      • Interesting water birds and several species of ducks and warblers nest there.
      • Mr Ritchies said it was known that three breeding pairs of barn owls nest in the area where it is proposed to put the turbines and red kite recently reintroduced in Wiltshire are seen on top the hill.
      • Is it simply because the CLA exists in part to kill small creatures and they would like the moors free of disturbance so small birds can nest in peace?
      • I decided that the birds could nest anywhere except in the stand of horse chestnut trees outside my back door.
      • Many birds are nesting earlier than they used to, while others are overwintering in this country instead of migrating to warmer parts.
      • My daughter then pointed out a tree to the right of the cricket green as you look towards the common, where two other similar birds were nesting.
      • Areas scraped out for the embankments filled with water over the wet winter and birds are already nesting there.
      • It added that the contractor had taken care to look and see if any birds were nesting in the trees before starting work.
      • Wildlife experts are delighted with the record number of youngsters, particularly as it is only the second year the birds have nested in the county in living memory.
      • In 1982 the clock stopped when snow landed on it and the hands froze and some years later it stopped again when a bird nested in it.
      • Mice nested in the wellington boots, and the tank-suit got a bad case of wet rot from a small hole in the roof.
      • Neither the pet shop proprietor nor the new owner of the birds knew that the owls nest in underground burrows, which requires deep soil.
      • It looked like a bird was nesting on the top of her head.
      • Prior to the sharp decline of Peregrines from the raptor's indigenous habitat, the birds nested mainly on steep cliffs, which seems like a very wild bird-like thing to do.
      • They said this work should have been delayed until after the birds had nested and young had left the nests.
      • There they grew to a modest size, birds nested in them and they appeared to cause no trouble.
      • The birds were nesting next to my bedroom window.

    • 1.2British

      to go nesting ir a buscar nidos

  • 2nesting present participle, (before noun)

    nesting tables mesa nido