Birds nest, with eggs, arrives at Auckland Airport

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A birds nest, complete with eggs, has been found in the wheel housing of a jet aircraft that's arrived from the United States.

The Boeing 737 arrived in Auckland last week from Arizona, to be dismantled.

Ministry for Primary Industries team leader, Steve Gay, says a quarantine inspector found the nest among other debris after being alerted by engineers working on the plane.

He says the nest, made from mud, feathers and straw, contained four eggs - two which had hatched.

The bird species hasn't been identified.

- Newstalk ZB

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