fledging - life history
One of the most dramatic changes a cavity nesting bird will ever experience in life is leaving the safety of the nest it was born in and start exploring the outside world. In this project we try to understand of the social dynamics around this moment called fledgling.
Radersma R, Komdeur J, Tinbergen JM, 2015. Early morning fledging improves recruitment in Great Tits Parus major. Ibis. 157: 351-355.
Radersma R, Tinbergen JM, Komdeur J, 2011. Do brood sex ratio, nestling development and sex affect fledging timing and order? An experimental study on great tits. Animal Behaviour. 81 (1): 69-75.