- Feather selection and replacement patterns demonstrate that Goldfinches Carduelis carduelis fix postjuvenile moult extent prior to moult initiation. Gargallo, Gabriel // Journal of Ornithology;Jan2013, Vol. 154 Issue 1, p219
Birds undergoing a partial moult have to make important decisions regarding moult extent, pattern and sequence. Moreover, since partial moults are usually subject to a great degree of individual variability, the mechanisms controlling and organising such moults can be particularly complex. In...
- Chapter 5: Penguin Parents. Stone, Lynn M. // Penguins (9780822530220);1998, p28
Newly hatched penguin chicks are covered with down. They don't have waterproof feathers, so they cannot swim. They must stay on the land. Penguin parents take turns caring for their chicks. Penguins feed their chicks seafood stew. The chicks poke their beaks into the parent's mouth to get the...
- Chapter 2: Fancy Feathers. Arnold, Caroline // Ostriches (0-8225-3044-9);2001, p12
Ostriches have long feathers on their wings and tails. Shorter feathers cover their bodies. Feathers protect an ostrich's skin. Ostriches do not have feathers on their legs or feet. Scales protect their legs and feet. The stiff center part of a bird's feather is called the quill. Each feathery...
- Thamnophilidae (antbird) molt strategies in a central Amazonian rainforest. Johnson, Erik I.; Wolfe, Jared D. // Wilson Journal of Ornithology;Sep2014, Vol. 126 Issue 3, p451
Avian molt, or the regularly scheduled replacement of feathers, is an important life history event, particularly in central Amazonian rainforest birds for which a relatively high proportion of the annual cycle can be dedicated to this process. Here, we detail molt strategies of 18 antbird...
- Dirty Little Secrets. Lyon, Bruce; Montgomerie, Robert // Natural History;Jun2004, Vol. 113 Issue 5, p18
Examines the relation between the feather changes in Rock Ptarmigan birds and their mating process. Comparison of the timing and duration of feather molting between male and female Ptarmigan; Reasons behind the practice of dirt bathing among male Ptarmigan; Role of the feather colors in the...
- Time to Change Clothes. Kratz, Marilyn // Highlights;Mar2004, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p32
Focuses on the molting behavior of birds.
- Feathers. Berger, Cynthia // National Wildlife (World Edition);Aug/Sep97, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p14
Focuses on the a study conducted on bird feathers. Comments from Kevin McGowan, a researcher at Cornell University's Vertebrate Collections; Methodology of the study.
- Ciclos de muda en Diglossa albilatera (Thraupidae) y evidencia de un patrÃ³n en la adquisiciÃ³n del dicromatismo sexual en el gÃ©nero Diglossa. Botero-Delgadillo, Esteban; Bayly, Nicholas; Gómez-Montes, Camila // Boletin SAO;2013, Vol. 22 Issue 1/2, p10
In order to contribute to our knowledge of molt in Neotropical birds, we describe molt strategies, molt cycles and plumage sequences in Diglossa albilatera. Through the examination of captured individuals and museum specimens, we found that, as in other Neotropical species, D. albilatera shows a...
- SUMMER BIRD BEHAVIOR: MOLTING. // Horticulture;Jul/Aug2014, Vol. 111 Issue 4, p72
The article offers information on bird behavior of replacing some or all of its feathers which is known as molting.