Moult and plumage

@article{Newton2009MoultAP,
  title={Moult and plumage},
  author={Ian Newton},
  journal={Ringing \& Migration},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={220 - 226}
}
  • I. Newton
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Biology
  • Ringing & Migration
Moult is one of the three main energy‐demanding events in the yearly cycles of birds, and in most species occurs at a different time from breeding and migration. The sequence in which these events occur varies according to the ecological circumstances in which particular populations live, and in general moult is more variable in timing than other events. Some migratory birds moult in their breeding areas after nesting is over; others moult at a staging area on migration; while others moult in… 

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