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plumage

(plo͞o′mĭj)
n.
The covering of feathers on a bird.

plum′aged adj.

plumage

the feather coat of a bird for one molt.
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In these species, the resulting formative plumage was essentially identical to subsequent definitive basic plumages (i.
We could go on to describe first winter and second winter plumages but it's perhaps best to stick with adults for now.
Tremendously subtle and rich coloration informs these watercolor and pencil works, many comprised of sequences of very small images--tropical plumages, ranging from deep purples to acid greens and oranges, everywhere facilitate the discovery of a devolution into birdman.
We recently described Baltimore Orioles (Icterus galbula) with unusually reddish plumages for their age and sex in three metropolitan centers in eastern Canada, including a large number of orioles banded at the McGill Bird Observatory (MBO) at Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue at the western tip of Montreal Island, Quebec in 2006 (Flinn et al.
Many of these species present juvenile/immature plumages that are even more inconspicuous than those of females, exhibiting darker (Tityra spp.
Thus, plumages and molts that appear to be homologous have different names across taxa.
The other subsection in the Introduction is that of Plumages and Molts, and it is nicely detailed, complete and well illustrated.
Data concerning molt and plumage development indicate most tropical resident landbird species undergo a single annual prebasic molt that generally follows or partially overlaps their breeding seasons, whereas prealternate molts appear to be rare (Prys-Jones 1982; Avery 1985; Pyle et al.
Also, this method is not sensitive to UV light as perceived by birds (Cuthill 2006), although previous studies involving carotenoid plumages reported positive correlations among yellow-red spectrum (500-700 nm) and UV reflectance peaks (Senar and Quesada 2006).
Genders are similar in all plumages, although females average slightly duller and wing chord useful for classifying gender of some individuals: F = 60-67 mm, M = 64-70 mm.
Entanglement of birds with velvety plumages has been reported involving Long-eared Owls, Barn Owls, and Black-winged Kites (Elanus caeruleus) (Glayre 1959, Mendelsohn 1983, Nozerand 1994, Moinar 1996).