R Dataset / Package Stat2Data / BirdNest


On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the BirdNest data set which pertains to BirdNest. The BirdNest data set is found in the Stat2Data R package. You can load the BirdNest data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("BirdNest"). This will load the data into a variable called BirdNest. If R says the BirdNest data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Stat2Data") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the BirdNest R data set. The size of this file is about 7,010 bytes.



Data on bird nests


A dataset with 84 observations on the following 12 variables.

Species Latin species name
Common Common species name
Page Page in a bird manual describing the species
Length Mean body length for the species (in cm)
Nesttype Type of nest
Location Location of nest
No.eggs Number of eggs
Color a numeric vector
Incubate Mean length of time (in days) the species incubates eggs in the nest
Nestling Mean length of time (in days) the species cares for babies in the nest until fledged
Totcare Total care time = Incubate+Nestling
Closed 1=closed nest (pendant, spherical, cavity, crevice, burrow), 0=open nest (saucer, cup)


Amy R. Moore, as a student at Grinnell College in 1999, wanted to study the relationship between species characteristics and the type of nest a bird builds, using data collected from available sources. For the study, she collected data by species for 83 separate species of North American passerines.


Project by Amy Moore at Grinnell College


The Birders Handbook, by Ehrlich, et al. (1988)


Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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Attachment Size
dataset-93040.csv 6.85 KB
Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
GNU General Public License v2.0