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Ref: d32_06530 + d10_01536 moorhen 2 (natural & av) 2004may13_13-13-06(r+mb sample@768).jpg
Moorhen chicks with a bright patch of UV on the top of their heads that
gradually fades as it feather over and they start to feed themselves.
Whether this has any biological significance is not known to the authors.
Ref: d32_06524 + d10_01530 moorhen 1 (natural & uv) 2004may13_08-40-12(r+mb sample@768).jpg
Another moorhen chicks with a bright UV patch on the top of the head.
The natural & UV were not quite synchronised but are representative.
Ref: d32_06550 + d10_01708 moorhen chick (natural & uv) 2004may30_08-08-08(r+mb sample@768).jpg
As they start to feed themselves the patch fades (or at least feathers over).
Ref: d32_06568 + d10_01729 moorhen chick (matural & uv) 2004may31_10-37-04(r+mb sample@768).jpg
Another youngster with the bright UV patch disappeared.
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