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Post-Fledging Behavior of Purple Martins

Charles R. Brown
The Wilson Bulletin
Vol. 90, No. 3 (Sep., 1978), pp. 376-385
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Post-Fledging Behavior of Purple Martins
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Abstract

I studied post-fledging behavior of Purple Martins in north central Texas from 1972 through 1977. Detailed studies were made during 1974 and 1975. This report describes various aspects of post-fledging behavior of juvenile, subadult, and adult martins, including accounts of leaving the nest, assembling the brood, feeding, returning to the nest, and post-breeding nest defense. Grouping areas in which broods assembled after fledging are described, as is the habit of leaving these grouping areas. Certain behavior by adults and young during the post-fledging period likely contributes to a very high survival rate of juvenile Purple Martins during the first 4-5 days after fledging.

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