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fledge

(flĕj)
v. fledged, fledging, fledges
v.tr.
1. To raise (a young bird) until it is ready to leave the nest: a pair of ducks that fledged several young.
2. To cover with or as if with feathers.
3. Archaic To provide (an arrow) with feathers.
v.intr.
1. To grow the plumage necessary for flight.
2. To leave the nest: nestlings that are about to fledge.
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I made repeated visits to determine whether potential breeding sites were used, and then the following breeding statistics were collected for all breeding pairs: breeding date (date of first egg), clutch size (number of eggs/nest), mean egg mass, number of eggs to hatch, number of addled eggs, brood size (number of young/nest), number of young to fledge, and nestling size at 13 d after hatching ([plus or minus]1 d).
number of fledged young), nest success (proportion of nests to fledge young), fledging success (proportion of young to fledge), and nestling quality (i.
Generally, chicks were more likely to fledge from SYNC broods than from ASYNC broods, from small rather than medium or large broods, and if they were early-hatched rather than late-hatched chicks.
Nestlings in large broods generally took more time to fledge ([bar] X = 32.
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Therefore, I separated distance of movements by first and second broods based on the date of fledge.
The chick in the cliffside nest is one of three hatched this year in the Sespe, and program officials hope it will fledge - fly from the nest - this winter.
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Many hosts that are similar in size to the vireo, but have lengths of incubation comparable to that of a cowbird, regularly fledge both a cowbird and their own young from parasitized nests (e.
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