Interrupted moult of some passerine birds in southern Europe

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1995
Authors:Gargallo, G
Journal:Ringing & Migration
Volume:16
Issue:2
Date Published:1995
ISBN Number:0307-8698
Keywords:Carduelis, Carduelis Spinus, Communis cantillans, Curruca cantillans, Europe, Ficedula, Ficedula hypoleuca, Fringillidae, Muscicapa hypoleuca, Muscicapidae, Phylloscopidae, Phylloscopus, Phylloscopus bonelli, Sibilatrix bonelli, Southern Europe, Spinus, Spinus spinus, Sylvia, Sylvia atricapilla, Sylvia cantillans, Sylviidae
Abstract:The first records of an interrupted pre?nuptial moult of Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli are described together with more cases of interrupted moult in Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla, Siskin Carduelis spinus, Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca and Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans moltonii. It is stated that some birds of this insular race of Subalpine Warbler can undergo a partial instead of complete post?nuptial moult and, consequently, it is suggested that some could undergo a complete pre?nuptial moult.The first records of an interrupted pre?nuptial moult of Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli are described together with more cases of interrupted moult in Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla, Siskin Carduelis spinus, Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca and Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans moltonii. It is stated that some birds of this insular race of Subalpine Warbler can undergo a partial instead of complete post?nuptial moult and, consequently, it is suggested that some could undergo a complete pre?nuptial moult.
URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03078698.1995.9674100
Short Title:Ringing & Migration
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