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chick

the young of a bird, esp of a domestic fowl
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On Isla isabel, the main cause of death of chicks or failure of nests is intraspecific interference (Osorno, 1996).
They decided to trick the parent birds, by swapping chicks of different ages between nests - which the birds make in burrows in the ground - to see how this affected both parental care and the time chicks took to fledge.
Field studies by Lyon and Shizuka, who spied on coots near Williams Lake in British Columbia, show that parasitic chicks are less likely to survive than native chicks.
Interestingly, the engaging "Shut Up & Sing" shows something unexpected: that the fuss -- instead of being a distraction -- spurred the Chicks into making their best music yet, which you can hear in the film.
I think I resonate with wacky chicks because they remind me of my mom, who was really a rule breaker," says Doonan.
Junichi attended Japan's chick sexing school at the age of 16, and has been sexing chicks around the world ever since.
In fact, new research shows that the two oldest cattle egret chicks are destined for success even before birth, says behavioral ecologist Douglas Mock.
We invested our hearts and souls into this company and have built the reputation of the Mixed Chicks products as one of distinction and high quality.
Radio's beef is over the Chicks -- namely Maines -- bashing country music radio and its fans in the three years since.
A cliff-dwelling California condor chick in Ventura County, Calif.
Through this rare opportunity to band peregrine falcon chicks, we will be able to track them as they mature, migrate, and, hopefully, mate to expand the species.
and Cecilia Peck hooked up with the Chicks some two years later, they were two lucky liberals.