Emberiza shoeniclus

Common Reed Bunting

Main author: Magnus Hellström, January 2015.
Citation: Ottenby Bird Observatory. 2015. Ringers’ DigiGuide – Emberiza schoeniclus. www.ringersdigiguide.ottenby.se

MOULT

                     Adult         Young

Summer       SC              sp

Winter           wp             wp

Young sp: The post-juvenile moult includes body, LC, MC, GC and CC. Most birds include one (or several) alula feathers, most TT and often also some RR.
Young wp: The pre-breeding moult is rather restricted and confined to the head. 
Adult SC: The post-breeding moult includes the complete plumage. 
Adult wp: The pre-breeding moult is rather restricted and confined to the head. 

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