AGE – BEST CRITERIA:
Autumn criterias are still applicable, though 2cy are more affected to wear during the winter than adult. Moult contrast present in the wing of 2cy, generally among outer GC (or between GC and PC) and sometimes also in RR and TT. Adult birds show a uniform plumage without moult contrasts.
2cy female April. Moult contrast is often present in the tail of 2cy; R1 (both sides) and right R2-6 are still juvenile showing more pointed and brownish tips compared to the post-juvenile left R2-6 (blunt, fresh and black tips). [2KR44253]
2cy male April. All TT are juvenile but unusually well kept (as are the inner SS - the bird have stayed very fresh over the winter). In most 2cy birds with juvenile TT, the contrast to the post-juvenile inner GC is more obvious than seen here. [2KS80327]
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