• (noun): Oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food.
    Synonyms: egg

Some articles on eggs:

Resplendent Quetzal - Behavior - Breeding
... When breeding, females lay two pale blue eggs in a nest placed in a hole which they carve in a rotten tree ... which the male generally incubates the eggs during the day while the female incubates them at night ... When the eggs hatch, both parents take care of the young, feeding them fruit, berries, insects, lizards, and small frogs ...
Song Sparrow - Eggs
... The Song Sparrow lays 3–5 eggs ... The egg coloring is a brown spotted greenish-white ...
Pterophyllum - Angelfish in The Fishkeeping Hobby - Breeding
... In situations where the eggs are removed from the aquarium immediately after spawning, the pair is capable of spawning every seven to ten days ... the pair is ready to spawn, they will choose an appropriate medium upon which to lay the eggs and spend one to two days picking off detritus and algae from the surface ... The female will deposit a line of eggs on the spawning substrate, followed by the male who will fertilize the eggs ...
Round Goby - Reproduction
... The males are territorial and will guard nests of eggs and newly hatched young, resulting in successful hatch rates of up to 95% ... Its eggs are 4 mm by 2.2 mm in size ... The females deposit their eggs in male-guarded crevices between rocks ...

Famous quotes containing the word eggs:

    The common cormorant or shag
    Lays eggs inside a paper bag.
    Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986)

    It was a comfort in those succeeding days to sit up and contemplate the majestic panorama of mountains and valleys spread out below us and eat ham and hard boiled eggs while our spiritual natures reveled alternately in rainbows, thunderstorms, and peerless sunsets. Nothing helps scenery like ham and eggs.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)