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[[Image:NestlingQuailAndMotherQuailCropped.jpg|thumb|right|Nestlings and mother [[Mourning Dove]]]]
 
[[Image:NestlingQuailAndMotherQuailCropped.jpg|thumb|right|Nestlings and mother [[Mourning Dove]]]]
   
'''Animal maternal behavior''' is an aspect of [[animal parental behavior]] the behavior of animal mothers toward their offspring.
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'''Animal maternal behavior''' is an aspect of [[animal parental behavior]] the [[behavior]] of animal mothers toward their offspring. This behavior is usually directed towards nurturing their offspring and may include:
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*[[nest building]]
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*[[Egg sitting]]
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*[[Suckling]]
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*[[Weaning]]
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*[[Animal rearing]]
 
*[[Animal rearing]]
 
*[[Bateman's principle]]
 
*[[Bateman's principle]]
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*[[Maternal infanticide (zoology)]]
 
*[[Licking]]
 
*[[Licking]]
   

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NestlingQuailAndMotherQuailCropped

Nestlings and mother Mourning Dove

Animal maternal behavior is an aspect of animal parental behavior the behavior of animal mothers toward their offspring. This behavior is usually directed towards nurturing their offspring and may include:



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