Flight Ability of Juvenile Songbirds at Fledgling: Examples of Fledgling Drop Tests



This data publication provides example video clips related to research on association among flight ability of juvenile songbirds at fledging and juvenile morphological traits (wing emergence, wing length, body condition, mass, and tarsus length. File names reflect the species dropped in each video. These videos are supplemental material for scientific publications by the authors and reflect an example subset of all videos collected form 2017-2018 as part of a larger study on the post-fledging ecology of grassland and shrubland birds in east-Central Illinois, USA. No birds were harmed/injured in the production of these videos and procedures were approved by the Illinois Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), protocol no. 18221. Individuals depicted in the videos have given consent for the videos to be shared (talent/model release form; <a href="https://publicaffairs.illinois.edu/resources/release/">https://publicaffairs.illinois.edu/resources/release/</a>)
Date made availableMar 22 2019
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • wing length
  • flight ability
  • nestling development
  • wing emergence
  • songbirds
  • wing development
  • post-fledging

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