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Abstract: Spotted Towhees (Pipilo maculatus) successfully reared a brood that was fledged on 2010 August 11 in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. This is a late record for the province. The male was moulting while the young were still in the nest and both adults were moulting during the period of fledgling care. Potential costs of simultaneously undertaking two energetically-demanding processes are discussed.
Key words: Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus, late nesting, breeding phenology, moult, parental care, West Kootenay
Arndt, J. 2011. Late-season nesting and moult-breeding overlap in Spotted Towhees in southeastern British Columbia. British Columbia Birds 21:32-35.
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