Why do birds fall from the nest?

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For many birds it’s an advantage to leave the nest as soon as possible. Predators can easily find a nest full of loud baby birds. Nests may also be full of parasites. After fledging, or growing their flight feathers, the young birds are more spread out, and the parents can lead them to different spots every night, enhancing each one’s chances of survival.

– From U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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