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What do you call a young bird?


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September 30, 2014 1:52PM

Young birds can be referred to by many names, depending on their growth state or their species:

  • fledglings (as they start to get feathers)
  • hatchlings (when just out of the egg)
  • nestlings (while they live in the nest)
  • chicks (if the mother is a chicken or many other birds)
  • owlets (for owls)
  • eaglets (for eagles)
  • ducklings (for ducks)
  • goslings (for geese)
  • "baby bird" is also an acceptable term