Re: Pale snipe

Subject: Re: Pale snipe
From: "David Geering"<>
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 10:14:50 +1000
My experience of banding snipe in NSW, over 100 banded last summer near
Newcastle, are that the palest birds handled almost invariably have very
worn plumage.  The birds are moulting while in Australia.  It could be that
the very pale birds are those in their second year, that is, they might
have retained that plumage longer than older birds.

Danny Rogers may have more to say on this?

David Geering

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