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  • 2rjnauta by 2rjnauta

    Molting adult

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    We have no way to know if these individuals are adult or newly moulted chicks. They would both be marked as adults according to FAQs.

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    Well for me it is quite obvious that the left one is a chick! It still has its chick feathers, or am I wrong?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    @bienle123 In fact it is not obvious at all. When adult feathers moult they look exactly the way you see on that animal. As long as it's

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    When the scientist say they can't be sure, I'm not going to claim more expertise! The head flash is quite developed, so I would still mark that one as adult.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    clearly got the key features of adults - in this case it is the clear white head patch we can see,we cannot tell whether it is a juv which

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    has just become an adult or an older adult which is just in the moulting process. Anyway,we count them all adults once they've got marks of maturity 😉

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    (Such things are better explained in the FAQs.)

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