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Starting moult early

wadertales

In waders (shorebirds), the main moult (molt) usually takes place after the migration that follows the breeding season. Golden Plovers adopt a different strategy, starting wing moult while still nesting. Given that these adult birds are not going to fly anywhere any time soon, this seems like a very efficient strategy. So, why do Icelandic and Scandinavian Golden Plovers moult differently? Is this a reflection of available resources?

The post-breeding moult

MOULT CYCLEMoult is an energetic process, especially the post-breeding moult, which includes a change of all of the wing and tail feathers. To complete the whole process, birds ideally need to find a three-month period when resources are good, climatic conditions are benign and there is no need to migrate. For birds on the East Atlantic Flyway that spend the non-breeding season in Europe, moult typically takes place after the breeding season and before days get shorter and the weather…

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New research about the scale of mouse predation on seabirds gives greater urgency to the Gough Island Restoration Programme – Martin Harper’s blog – Our work – The RSPB Community

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/community/ourwork/b/martinharper/archive/2018/10/22/gough-mouse-project.aspx

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