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1A young bird that has just fledged.
chick, baby bird, nestlingView synonyms
- ‘Scores of rare adult birds, fledglings and unhatched chicks are feared to have died when fire - which is being treated as suspicious - swept through reedbeds yesterday.’
- ‘When the first brood fledges, the female starts the second brood and the male feeds the fledglings.’
- ‘In those instances, the adult birds fed the fledglings in a fairly conspicuous location close to the nest.’
- ‘We cannot yet reliably locate, capture, and study fledglings and recently independent young birds.’
- ‘Fledging success may not accurately reflect reproductive success if fledglings differ in quality.’
- ‘Some observers have suggested that carrion on train tracks actually aids overall eagle survival by providing fledglings with a ready food supply.’
- ‘Similarly, broods were only used in the analysis of fledging sex ratio if the sex of all fledglings was known.’
- ‘Perhaps because of the ordeal of bringing a chick to adulthood, fledglings are spoiled with every possible advantage to ensure their survival.’
- ‘With the aid of spotting scopes, visitors can peer directly into the nests of the 4-foot-tall white birds and observe fledglings as they clamor for food and struggle to master the intricacies of flight.’
- ‘Or perhaps the birds were fledgelings; young and inexperienced.’
- ‘Only female hummingbirds are involved in parental care; they must incubate eggs, brood young hatchlings, and feed the chicks as nestlings and fledglings.’
- ‘We confirmed fledging by sighting fledglings, listening for fledgling begging calls, or sighting parents carrying food or scolding near the nest.’
- ‘Females built the nest and incubated alone, but both parents fed nestlings and fledglings.’
- ‘In monogamous species, both the male and female build the nest, incubate eggs, brood young and feed nestlings and fledglings.’
- ‘Males and females have similar roles during breeding; both help build nests, incubate eggs, feed nestlings and fledglings and remove fecal sacks.’
- ‘Helpers are involved with territory defense, and all aspects of reproduction: incubation, brooding, feeding, and guarding nestlings and fledglings.’
- ‘The adults continue to provide some food for the fledglings for about a month after they fledge.’
- ‘Neverthless, it is possible that survival rates of nestlings and fledglings might be influenced by spatial factors or by the identity of their social group.’
- ‘The young form flocks with other fledglings and adults when leaving the nesting area after breeding season.’
- ‘We checked all tagged nests daily to record laying dates of the eggs, clutch size, hatching dates, number of hatchlings, and number of fledglings.’
- 1.1usually as modifier A person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped.‘the country's fledgling democracy’
emerging, emergent, arising, sunrise, dawning, beginningView synonyms
- ‘The Glaswegian actor and fledgling playwright was broke, fed up with acting, and hungry for a second child.’
- ‘These exchanges have become a small but meaningful way of supporting Russia's fledgling market economy.’
- ‘Indeed, it is such films that have inspired fledgling filmmakers to take chances and think out of the box.’
- ‘Asia's fledgling democracies should not despair just because things are messy at the moment.’
- ‘Many firms that were just fledgling start-ups in 2000 are now mature, profitable businesses.’
- ‘This young child would be the first person to be granted a wish by the fledgling organization.’
- ‘Croydon has become home to the first in a series of innovation centres to help fledgling businesses get off the ground.’
- ‘There will also be funds for training 100,000 teachers, and for fledgling entrepreneurs.’
- ‘You are the leader of the opposition in this emerging, fledgling democracy.’
- ‘This is a momentous event for our fledgling democracy after so many years of non-representative rule.’
- ‘Musical wannabes turned out in force to listen to fledgling bands, play instruments and enrol for lessons.’
- ‘The Trust is a fledgling organisation, unrecognised by the club, which does not even reply to its letters.’
- ‘Zimbabwe is an example of the pressure placed on fledgeling democracies in Africa.’
- ‘Extremely poor, it was nonetheless peaceful, stable and a fledgling democracy.’
- ‘We'll hear from both sides and review the changes ahead for this fledgling democracy.’
- ‘Between them they bring a powerful set of skills to the fledgling organisation.’
- ‘The attack stopped fledgling peace efforts and led to international condemnation.’
- ‘Before opening the quarterly, I expected to read the work of fledgling student poets.’
- ‘Harry's fledgling business started to take off when newsagents asked him to deliver the papers along with the contents bills.’
- ‘Nine years on, that fledgling script is about to see the light of day.’
Mid 19th century: from the obsolete adjective fledge (see fledge), on the pattern of nestling.
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