darter missing feathers

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sue818
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darter missing feathers

I have read that Darters may go into an intense moult but had not seen it before.  Obviously it cannot fly and has been like this for a couple of weeks now. Could someone please confirm that it is normal?

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darinnightowl
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Yes they do simultaneous shedding of all flight feathers. How offen I do not no?

See it!  Hear it!

Mid-North Coast NSW

sue818
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Thank you for the confirmation. I was concrned that the process was so dramatic.

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