nestling


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nestling

a. a young bird not yet fledged
b. (as modifier): a nestling thrush
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We studied growth in the green-rumped parrotlet (Forpus passerinus), a small Neotropical parrotlet that has an unusually long nestling period (28-35 days) and feeds nestlings nutritionally poor seeds.
7 PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON B, they propose that the gape redness of a begging nestling indicates whether the young bird is battling infection.
Concentrations of the hormone in the blood remain high in birds-both parents and nannies-while they care for eggs and nestlings, studies have shown.
Therefore, from 1998 to 2001, we examined 269 nestlings from 90 nests for infection with T gallinae by culture of swabs taken from the oropharynx and checked their oropharynx for the presence of caseous lesions indicative of trichomoniasis.
Scientists have discovered that father bluebirds favor their newbord daughters, perhaps because they view male nestlings as future competitors.