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A bird that is too young to leave its nest.
chick, baby bird, fledglingView synonyms
- ‘It's the first study to show that birds have learned to recognize and reject cuckoo nestlings.’
- ‘Birds were ringed as nestlings or when breeding and measured using standard procedures.’
- ‘All nestlings were returned to their home nests at the end of each trial.’
- ‘Females built the nest and incubated alone, but both parents fed nestlings and fledglings.’
- ‘We provided food supplements to half of the nestlings in each nest during the nestling period.’
- ‘Supposedly, martens use a nest-box as a search image while hunting for nestlings and adult birds.’
- ‘So why do superb fairy-wrens appear to be unique in their ability to desert cuckoo nestlings?’
- ‘At the end of the food deprivation period, we removed all nestlings from their nests and put them in a cloth bag.’
- ‘Both of these nestlings were from the same nest, and the other two nestlings from this nest did match the female at all loci.’
- ‘Birds not ringed as nestlings were aged and sexed according to the method of Jenni and Winkler.’
- ‘They scavenge for carrion and garbage and also prey on rodents and on the eggs and nestlings of other birds.’
- ‘In one nest, some nestlings died before 7 days of age and were therefore excluded from the analysis.’
- ‘We returned nestlings to their nests and repaired cavities with duct tape.’
- ‘This is fortunate, because house wren nestlings have prodigious appetites.’
- ‘Surprisingly, one way that such males can acquire a mate is to kill the young nestlings and then pair with the female who has to start a new family.’
- ‘On our way out of campus, we stopped by Shroud and Bev's apartment to check on the House Finch nestlings.’
- ‘They are very aggressive and are able to take over nests and kill the eggs and nestlings of other birds.’
- ‘I noted the number of phoebe and cowbird eggs and nestlings at each visit.’
- ‘We returned nestlings to nests as quickly as possibly after processing.’
- ‘All nests that contained eggs or nestlings were classified as occupied.’
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