Nesting of spotted doves (Spilopelia chinensis) Part 4: Parent-chicks interactions

In this video by Wei Siong and Wenyi, both parent birds continue to feed and groom the chicks. Chicks are starting to groom themselves and flap their wings more strongly. The feathers on the wings have grown longer and feathers have started appearing on other parts of their bodies.  There are more chick-initiated interactions with the parents. The chicks are sometimes left by themselves. The nest is still very neat, tidy and clean.

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