Maung Maung’s first video of the Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) shows the two chicks about to fledge. They spend most of their time exercising their wings vigorously in preparation (above, below).
The second video below shows the older chick outside the nest fledging successfully, flying upwards to be with the adult.
The adult earlier fed the younger chick in the nest but not the older outside. This forced the older chick to fly to the branch above where the adult was. The latter then flew down to the nest befort flying up to meet with the newly fledged chick.
The younger chick no doubt will fledge soon.
18th March 2017
This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.
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