Fringilla coelebs


Main author: Magnus Hellström, November 2014.
Supplemented by: Simon S. Christiansen, Aron Edman, November 2014.
Citation: Ottenby Bird Observatory. 2015. Ringers’ DigiGuide – Fringilla coelebs.


                     Adult         Young

Summer       SC              sp

Winter           –                 –

Young sp: The post-juvenile moult includes the body, LC, MC, most GC (96% of the birds at Ottenby have included 6-10 GC). Occasionally 1-3 TT and single or some RR are included. A few also include innermost alula.
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=909).

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