A young bird that has learnt to fly. This is often mistakenly used to mean a nestling, but many birds learn to fly while still dependent on their parents. Green List The species that appear on the green list are not considered to be of conservation concern.
The term for a young bird from the time it first leaves the nest until it is independent of all parental care. Fledgling Purple Martins continue to be fed outside of the nest by their parents, for up to two weeks and typically return to their nest each night to sleep.