Look at these two sweet little baby birds, found on our recent trip to Ohio. This little fledgling's name is Allyssa:
Note the proud father helping with wing preening. The males of this species sometimes aid the females, contributing equally to the raising of the young. Of course, it just depends on the male; not all are so helpful.
And this little hatchling is Nathalia:
Here, we see evidence that other females of this species sometimes help in caring for the newly hatched young.
Aren't these just the cutest little birdies evah?