Baby birds are called hatchlings and may also be generally referred to as chicks. Depending on their stage of development, young birds may be further classified into hatchlings, fledglings or nestlings.Continue Reading
Hatchlings are birds that have just come out of their eggs. When these young birds are hatched, most of them are naked and unable to see with their closed eyes. During the day, hatchlings need to be fed every 15 minutes.
Some bird species have specific baby names. A baby swan, for example, is called a flapper. Cockerel refers to a baby rooster, while cheeper is the term for a baby partridge.Learn more about Birds
Baby alligators are called hatchlings. When hatchlings reach maturity, they grow to be approximately six feet long. Mature males are known as bulls, and mature females are referred to as cows.Full Answer >
Bird sanctuaries are nature facilities that advocate the conservation of various species of birds and their natural habitats while promoting rehabilitation and survival. Most sanctuaries exclusively help birds, but some include other animal species. The birds helped are unwanted pets, endangered species or local wildlife.Full Answer >
A chart showing illustrations of select North American birds is available on the National Audubon Society's Guide to North American Birds webpage. Charts comparing physical features between birds to aid in identification are available from the website of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.Full Answer >
Baby alligators are referred to as hatchlings. Hatchlings typically vary between a length of about 6 to 8 inches. They differ in appearance from older alligators by having black and yellow stripes.Full Answer >