Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra is one of those passerines with a single complete annual moult in autumn (August to October), and also one of that small and oddly mixed group of species which has a complete post-juvenile moult, after which adults and young are inseparable. These two excellent portraits not only capture the distinctive personality of the species, but also illustrate a couple of

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