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Old Friday 24th March 2017, 16:02   #120
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Originally Posted by SteveMM View Post
Thanks, Alex. The post should read active feather replacement (meant to contrast with the appearance of taimyrensis which now has 'adult-type' mantle and coverts mixed in with retained juvenile ones).
You are correct. The taimyrensis ones I think are 2nd gen scapulars which are adult like in pattern, but I don't think a first winter bird can show adult scapulars..

Any other pics you can post, Steve? from previous years thy're ok as well :-)
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