Turdus iliacus


Main author: Magnus Hellström, November 2014.
Citation: Ottenby Bird Observatory. 2015. Ringers’ DigiGuide – Turdus iliacus. www.ringersdigiguide.ottenby.se


                     Adult         Young

Summer       SC              sp

Winter           –                 –

Young sp: The post-juvenile moult includes the body, LC, MC and inner GC (90% of our birds at Ottenby have included 3-6 inner GC in the moult). In exceptional cases (<0,5% of our birds) where all GC are moulted, the contrast is seen towards the juvenile PC. Rather few birds include R1 and inner TT (and according to Svensson [1992] all TT may be included in the moult, but this must be rare indeed) and R1.
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=231).


No plumage differences.

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