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Birds Video October 25, 2006 Certain chicks are overfed, so they fly and are on their own within 12 days after hatching. Birds build nests behind waterfalls, and will bring food every ten minutes to their young. Finches in Australia build nests in holes of trees. It’s dark inside, so the young have vivid spots on the sides of their mouths, so the parents can feed easily. In rosella parrots, the first to hatch will always be fed first. Sometimes the youngest doesn’t have enough food, so the oldest one will share its food. Grebes feed their chicks feathers to make a lining in their stomachs to protect them from the sharp scales of fish. For storks, it’s hard to keep cool sometimes, so the parents swallow water and throw it up on their kids; they also spread their wings out to help shade the chicks. Coots take their chicks swimming so they don’t constantly keep having to return to their nest. They find food and feed them, but if the babies keep begging, the parents will beat them until they shut the hell up. Literally, they’ll kill them.
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course BIOL 116 taught by Professor Meyer during the Spring '08 term at Austin College.

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