Fledge facts for kids
Fledge is the stage in a young bird's life when the feathers and wing muscles become developed enough for flight. It also describes the act of a chick's parents raising it until it is fully grown. A young bird that has recently fledged but still needs care and feeding is called a fledgling.
Images for kids
A pair of welcome swallow chicks, Hirundo neoxena, taken the day after they fledged.
Fledgling stage of the northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
In Spanish: Emplumecer para niños
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