Carduelis chloris


Main author: Magnus Hellström, September 2014.
Citation: Ottenby Bird Observatory. 2015. Ringers’ DigiGuide – Carduelis chloris.


                     Adult         Young

Summer       SC              sp

Winter           –                 –

Young sp: The post-juvenile moult includes the body, LC, MC, most GC (commonly 7-10 GC included, but more restricted moult with only a few inner moulted GC are not rare), 0-3 TT and often some (sometimes even all) RR. Occasionally, birds showing more extensive moult may even have included single PP, often in the central part of the hand. Note that this applies to Scandinavian birds – southern populations moult much more extensively, and in some areas the moult is best regarded as complete.
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 2011-2013 (n=212).

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