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The Biology of Moult in Birds

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The Biology of Moult in Birds - Jenni, Lukas, and Winkler, Raffael
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The first comprehensive review of all aspects of the biology of moult, drawing information from across the literature and in all birds, from penguins to passerines. Feathers are amazing structures unique to birds and, for a variety of reasons, they need to be renewed periodically as a whole in a process called moult. During this process, all of the functions of plumage are impaired and most aspects of a bird's life are affected. Every moult determines a bird's appearance anew, and restores plumage efficacy for flight and ...

The Biology of Moult in Birds 2020, Helm, London

ISBN-13: 9781472977229