TITLE

Chapter 3: Young in the Nest

AUTHOR(S)
Spaulding, Dean T.
PUB. DATE
January 1997
SOURCE
Housing Our Feathered Friends;1997, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Nesting season is mating season, the time when a pair of adult birds mates and reproduces. The female lays the eggs. For eggs to hatch, adult birds must incubate them, or keep them warm. Birds keep eggs warm by sitting on them. As adult birds incubate eggs, the young birds inside the eggs begin to grow. Many newborn birds are featherless and unable to stand, fly, or find their own food. Two to four weeks after hatching, the young birds are stronger. They have grown feathers and have begun to test their wings. After nesting season, many birds migrate, or travel, to warm places. There, during winter months, birds find good weather and abundant food supplies.
ACCESSION #
11994286

 

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