fledgling

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fledgling

, fledgeling
a young bird that has just fledged
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"We're extremely proud to have such a high number of fledglings and hope to see them again in a few years when they return to breed."
Although some young birds are rescued because they are injured, many fledglings are in good health but are picked up by worried passersby when they should be left alone.
Although some of those rescued are injured, many fledglings are in good health but are picked up by worried passers-by when they should be left alone.
The Scottish SPCA is urging Express readers to be mindful of fledglings and nestlings as part of its #SSPCABABYBIRDs campaign.
Most of last year's calls, 7,839, related to fledglings - older baby birds that are start-ing to fly - which the RSPCA advises can generally be left to be cared for by their parents.
Thousands of these were baby birds, or fledglings, who had been found out of their nest and unable to fly by concerned members of the public.
Further, studies of several passerine species have revealed habitat shifts in which fledglings use, and survive better in, habitats that differ greatly from those used by adults during the nesting period (Anders et al., 1998; Vega Rivera et al., 1998; White et al., 2005; King et al, 2006; Dittmar et al., 2014).
Fledglings then spend a couple of days on the ground developing their final flight feathers.
We measured the pH of the fluid in the oral cavity in 375 Cooper's hawks from 3 age groups (nestlings, fledglings, and breeding age) in Tucson, Arizona, in 2010 and 2011, and clinically tested for T gallinae in a subsample of hawks.
Keep your cats indoors around sunset and sunrise and after bad weather - this is when fledglings are most likely to come out to feed..
Although number of young fledged is a common measure of number of young recruited into the population, survival of fledglings until dispersal may be a better measure of reproductive success for population models (Keedwell, 2003).