Tag: molt

May 17, 2018

Hooded warbler males ditch nestlings to molt

Hooded warbler (Setophaga citrina) moms must do double duty when the fathers tend to their feathers rather than their chicks. When nesting male hooded warblers replace their plumage in the...

August 17, 2017

Bobolinks reliance on rice raises new concerns

Bobolinks (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) travel 12,000 miles each year to their North American breeding areas, where they have experienced habitat loss and degradation for decades. The declining grassland bird may also...