The absence of a natal plumage in the Hispaniolan Palm Chat, <em>Dulus dominicus</em> (Dulinae, Passeriformes)

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David Kenneth Wetherbee

Abstract: The Palm Chat (Dulus dominicus) of Hispaniola has no natal plumage. This condition is rare among passerines and allies Dulus with Bombycilla, which also lacks a natal plumage. Dulus with Bombycilla are thus set apart at the subfamily level from Phainopepla, which has a copious natal down.

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