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Wintering location and moult patterns of juvenile Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita

Pagani-Núñez, Emilio; Fregenal, Javier; Hernández-Gómez, Sergio; Domínguez-Santaella, Miguel

Authors

Javier Fregenal

Sergio Hernández-Gómez

Miguel Domínguez-Santaella



Abstract

The pattern of moult of juvenile Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita wintering in two distant localities of the Iberian Peninsula, Málaga (south) and Barcelona (north) differed. Individuals wintering in the northern locality moulted more contour than flight feathers, and vice versa, while sexes did not differ; individuals moulting more contour feathers arrived later and individuals moulting more flight feathers arrived earlier. Taken together, our results suggest that the pattern of moult of juvenile Common Chiffchaffs may depend on the location to which they migrate, in addition to the geographic origin and the time of breeding.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 17, 2014
Online Publication Date Apr 29, 2014
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Nov 2, 2022
Journal Bird study
Print ISSN 0006-3657
Publisher British Trust for Ornithology
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 61
Issue 2
Pages 270-276
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2014.907237
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2946754