Date: 6/23/17 9:43 am
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Mourning Warblers!
Carol Evans asked about the American Redstart "First summer" caption in one
of my photos. "First Spring" would have been a bit more informative.
According to Dunn and Garrett's book, "Warblers, " juvenile American
Redstarts are mostly olive-brown with some dull whitish under parts, and
rapidly molt out of juvenile plumage that is mostly complete while still in
the nest. "First fall" males look a lot like adult females with a few minor
differences. By their "First spring," males have few to many scattered black
feathers as they change into their adult male plumage. Hope this helps
clarify the description.



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