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  • Zilli by Zilli translator

    seems the Adelie chicks are first all dark, and then Change to a White belly while keeping the dark downs on the back, is it?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Yes, they actually hatch pale with dark head but become completely dark quickly.At first they change their neck/chest feathers for white,

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    then their belly feathers..But the final moulting changes their chin/neck feathers back to black and they get the white circles around eyes.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Then they become adults 😃 (Simply said. It would be better using image examples.)

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  • Zilli by Zilli translator

    many thanks, yshish, I think I got it 😃

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