A female emerges through a clump of ferns near her nest. Despite her yellow coloration, she still manages to blend into her environment, especially in the dappling sunlight. Females with a full clutch will spend the whole day incubating in 12-20 minute bouts broken up 5-7 minute foraging bouts. I used a lot of observation as well as data from ibutton temperature recorders to get information about incubation rhythms. During some periods of incubation, the male will come to the nest to feed her and he sometimes even feeds her off of the nest. When she’s on the nest, she’ll look around and occasionally adjust her positioning, which also allows her to turn over the eggs underneath her. This particular female is intriguing because she seems to burp silently as often as once a second while on the nest.




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