Photo 16: Third- type LBBG 2cy, May 25 2000, Maasvlakte, the Netherlands.
This 'cute' bird has moulted all its wing-coverts during previous winter. As shown in this photograph, the worn wing-coverts seem to be moulted in one wave with the scapulars and mantle feathers. A few scapulars probably are third generation (not uncommon in all LBBG types). Note the pattern of the coverts and upper-parts: blackish shaft, more greyish centres and paler fringes. It is no surprise this bird moulted all its rectrices too. Primaries were still juvenile. An example of a rather typical advanced third type LBBG.