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adriaens
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retarded plumage

Post by adriaens » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:46 pm

Hi,

Something from Oostende, Belgium, today.
has anyone else ever seen a 3rd-cycle Lesser Black-backed with plumage like this? Note dark shaft streaks on scapulars!
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Re: retarded plumage

Post by Theo Muusse » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:59 pm

I think there are a very few on gull-research.
I will have a look.

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Re: retarded plumage

Post by Theo Muusse » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:01 am

So far, at least the famous one from.... Belgium.

http://www.gull-research.org/lbbg3cya/l97134.htm

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Re: retarded plumage

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Re: retarded plumage

Post by Theo Muusse » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:13 am

So, the answer is no, these shaft streaks are rare in 3rd winter lbbg.

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