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Fact of the Day: Hungry Feathered Babies!

Fact of the Day: Hungry Feathered Babies!

Did you know that baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day?

 

 

For the first four days of a nestling’s life, the parent birds regurgitate partly digested food into each baby’s mouth. By five days of age, the nestlings get earthworms that parents break into small mouthfuls. The babies eat more each day. Soon parents give them whole worms and large insects. Each young robin may eat 14 feet of earthworms in a two-week nest life—and worms are not even their main food! Both parents feed the babies. A robin might make 100 feeding visits to its nest each day.

 

 

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