WTNTs at Macquarie UNiversity - northern Sydney

To: Tom Wilson <>
Subject: WTNTs at Macquarie UNiversity - northern Sydney
From: Michael Tarburton <>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 01:12:26 +0000
G’day Tom et al

WTNT’s do moult en-route to, & in the first 2-3 months of their stay in Aus.  
By contrast our swiftlets moult while breeding, Charlie Collins and I are 
gathering info to write a paper on moult in the Apodidae as there are 
variations beyond the above, and there are still books being produced that say 
all birds separate moult and breeding.  Some of the photos sent to me recently 
have been good enough to see which primaries, secondaries & tail feathers are 
in the moult process.

Happy swift watching.

Mike Tarburton

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