Phoenicurus ochruros

Black Redstart / Svart rödstjärt

Main author: 
Magnus Hellström, November 2013.

Supplemented by:
Magnus Hellström, August 2014.

Ottenby Bird Observatory. 2015. Ringers' DigiGuide - Phoenicurus ochruros.
                      Adult          Young
SC               sp
winter            -                   -
Young sp: The post-juvenile moult includes the body, LC, MC and usually the inner 2-5 GC (but range may well vary from 0 to 10 moulted GC, although the extremes are rather rare). Single or all tertials are sometimes included, and the most advanced birds also include single SS. Note that the post-juvenile moult in the Black Redstart is conducted much later than in most other small thrushes - often not until three months of age - when youngsters already have spread far from the breeding grounds (see e.g. Andersson [2013]).
Adult SC: The post-breeding moult includes the whole plumage.
Number of GC included in the post-juvenile moult shown as percentage of 1cy birds at Ottenby 2000-2013 (n=39).
[The symbol + is used for birds showing irregular moult sequence.]
[Two categories of birds were excluded: 1) Birds that had not yet conducted the moult of the GC, and 2) birds where the assessment of the moult was deemed as less certain.]


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