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nestling

a. a young bird not yet fledged
b. (as modifier): a nestling thrush
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The purpose of the study was to report hematologic and total plasma protein values obtained from free-living red-tailed Amazon nestlings in the Environmental Protection Area (EPA) of Guaraquecaba, an area constantly monitored by SPVS in Parana state, southern Brazil, and compare the results between 2 groups based on body weights.
Nestlings were numbered based on the sequence they were found, from C1 to CIO.
They copulate in their nest until August then fly with their nestlings to other destinations," said a villager
Under the Open Space Committee's current management plan, the nests and nestlings will likely be mowed down before the young have fledged.
2006), incubation, or brooding but feed females on the nest during incubation as well as nestlings and fledglings.
The nestlings incorporate that password right into their begging calls, according to researchers who report their discovery online on Nov.
Mothers selected weaker, hungrier nestlings while fathers did the opposite, choosing those who were the most competitive.
Swaddle suspects that noise kept parents from caring for their nestlings properly.
As bird lovers watched on in horror, the remaining four nestlings were scattered all over nature-obsessed Derek's back garden where the webcams are located.
Their hypotheses often focus on differences in the types of food delivered to the nestlings, the time of year the nestlings are hatching (late spring vs.
Although caution should be expressed when using measurements from captive individuals for extrapolation to non captive individuals, this method was chosen because no descriptions from known ages of non captive nestlings were available.
They put leg bands on the adult birds for identification, and they use marker pens to keep track of nestlings.