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Thread subject: Parental Attitude
Name Date Message
Tiger 07/01/05 06:38 pm I know that by now we have come to expect that no matter what young osprey chicks do the parents never interfere.

Now why is this so?? Is this because Betty is thinking "well I used to give my siblings a good pecking and it never done me any harm.....in fact there was much more food to eat :) "

How about other birds......do they discipline their chicks?



Pam 07/01/05 06:54 pm I've watched a bald eagle have a go at it's offspring on RR, but whether this was discipline or just bad temper I'm not sure.
Marie 07/02/05 12:32 pm Not sure why the adults don't interfere with this activity in the nest. Perhaps they want only the strongest to survive to ensure the species carries on. I have even watched little birds peck( swallows) their siblings on the head while waiting for food to be brought in just to let 'tiny' know who is first hatched in the nest. In every sense of the word.......a real pecking order exhists.

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