Data and code for investigating embryonic death in wild bird eggs



These data and code are associated with a study on differences in the rate of hatching failure of eggs across 14 free-living grassland and shrubland birds. We used a device to measure the embryonic heart rate of eggs and found there was variation across species related to factors such as nest type and nest safety. This work is to be published in Ornithology.
Date made availableSep 1 2022
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • egg mortality
  • grassland birds
  • heart rate
  • embryonic death

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