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1 July 2001 AN ADULT MALE BLACKPOLL WARBLER IN FEMALE-LIKE PLUMAGE
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We describe a breeding male Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata) in aberrant female-like plumage captured on Mt. Mansfield, Vermont, in 1998. The bird had been banded the previous summer in typical alternate-male plumage. This appears to represent the first documentation of a wild adult male bird in female-like alternate plumage. We suspect that the abnormal plumage reported here was due to hormonal influences on pigmentation. The bird's between-year change in appearance appeared to have no effect on its reproductive behavior.
Christopher C. Rimmer and James R. Tietz "AN ADULT MALE BLACKPOLL WARBLER IN FEMALE-LIKE PLUMAGE," Journal of Field Ornithology 72(3), (1 July 2001). https://doi.org/10.1648/0273-8570-72.3.365
Received: 14 December 1999; Accepted: 1 November 2000; Published: 1 July 2001
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