ABSTRACT During a study of Lesser Kestrels Falco naumanni at Matera, in Basilicata, southern Italy, in May-June 2000, special attention was paid to the state of moult of individuals, and details of plumage were recorded. On average, second-calendar-year females showed five or six newly moulted primaries, and second-calendar males three; adult females usually exhibited three new primaries, while ad

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