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moult

(US), molt
the periodic process of moulting

molt

[mōlt]
(physiology)
To shed an outer covering as part of a periodic process of growth.
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Among western North American land birds, [greater than or equal to] 15 species recently have been identified as undertaking a molt migration to the Mexican monsoon region of the southwestern united states and northwestern Mexico following breeding.
A total of 13 carcasses and 13 molts were used in this study.
Data analysis showed a significant reduction in BW during molt period (Table 2).
To avoid unnecessary manipulation of the lobsters, the molt stage at tagging was estimated by the number of days between tagging and molting.
In support of this hypothesis, mortality occurred primarily in the second half of the exposure study after an average of two to three molts.
spilosoma is actually accomplished by two separate but synchronized molts of guard hairs and wool hairs (underfur).
Rufous Fantails typically have a partial preformative molt and do not replace primaries or secondaries until the second prebasic molt.
For the final 3 molts (6, 7, and 8), lobsters at 15[degrees]C and 10[degrees]C had an equivalent percent coverage of spots, and both were greater than those at 20[degrees]C.
The only exceptions occurred on those days leading up to the commencement of the final molt to sexual maturity.
Rather than returning to the nesting colony site to molt, the tagged emperor penguins settled on some large, free-floating hunks of ice, Wienecke and her colleagues report in the January 2004 Polar Biology.
Thus, plumages and molts that appear to be homologous have different names across taxa.