Delayed moult in the Siskin Carduelis spinus

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1988
Authors:Senar, JC
Journal:Ringing & Migration
Volume:9
Issue:2
Date Published:1988
ISBN Number:0307-8698
Keywords:Carduelis, Carduelis Spinus, Fringillidae, Spain, Spinus, Spinus spinus
Abstract:Moult of body feathers was found to occur in the population of Siskins throughout the period November to April in a wintering area in NE Spain. Body feather moult occurred in both sexes, in adults and first?year birds, and was particularly apparent in early spring. This probably reflected an adaptive opportunistic moult strategy.Moult of body feathers was found to occur in the population of Siskins throughout the period November to April in a wintering area in NE Spain. Body feather moult occurred in both sexes, in adults and first?year birds, and was particularly apparent in early spring. This probably reflected an adaptive opportunistic moult strategy.
URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03078698.1988.9673930
Short Title:Ringing & Migration
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