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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.



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Another moorhen chicks with a bright UV patch on the top of the head. The natural & UV were not quite synchronised but are representative.



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As they start to feed themselves the patch fades (or at least feathers over).



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Another youngster with the bright UV patch disappeared.



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