• Two Tips for Telling a Bird's Age by Its Molt Patterns

    5 monthes ago - By All About Birds

    Late summer is the time when ragged, disheveled-looking birds start showing up at feeders. Gone is the sleek, clean look of spring. Some birds may even be missing feathers, as if they've come out the other end of a bar fight.
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    These birds aren't sick-they're molting. Feathers are the defining characteristic for birds, and critically important for everything from attracting mates, to keeping warm, to escaping predators. But they don't last forever, and most feathers...
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