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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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The partnership was also delighted to learn that a young hen harrier named Finn that fledged in Northumberland last year is successfully raising her own chick in South West Scotland.
H H Sayyid Shihab said specialised hospitals were the need of hour in Oman and congratulated the management of Apollo Hospital Muscat for upgrading the medical centre to a full- fledged hospital.
The end result was that, overall, barn swallows fledged fewer young than did cave swallows (Table 1).
An inspection of the roof by the Vale of Glamorgan council ecologist last Thursday concluded that although young seagulls can still be seen on the building, the chicks are now fully capable of avoiding demolition work and are considered to have fledged their nests.
The good news is that all of the chicks moved to Mukojima in 2009 through 2011 fledged successfully, bringing the total number of chicks fledged from Mukojima to 55
Control of predators also doubled the numbers of meadow pipits which fledged and trebled the breeding success of red grouse, the Journal of Applied Ecology said.
Fledged "That sparked off the Mull Eagle Watch scheme.
All but one of these chicks fledged at about the same time as their wild counterparts on Mukojima.
Originally an agricultural settlement on the edge of Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan has mushroomed to a fully fledged city, housing Israel's national stadium, a major diamond exchange, and the country's tallest office tower.
Turbine blades have killed nine birds in the last 10 months, including all three chicks that fledged last year.
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Before the green tire can become a fully fledged member of the mile-eating tire family, it has to undergo a crucial step, i.