Here is a video that will show the behaviour I'm interested (see between 12:30 and 12:32).

I want to know if this behaviour has a name and why birds are doing this. I observed this many times, with offsprings getting fed, females and males adults. I'm curious about studies that looked at that behaviour.

  • $\begingroup$ I'm not enough of an ornithologist to answer this, but I'm pretty sure this is a begging behaviour. Using that term should get you somewhere searching for studies. The 2 seconds in your video isn't the most clear example, but here is more: youtube.com/watch?v=dhNOLL6CZog $\endgroup$ – picapica Jun 24 '17 at 22:25

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