alternate plumage

noun Ornithology.
(of birds having more than one plumage in their cycle of molts) the plumage of the second molt, usually brighter than the basic plumage. Unabridged
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In alternate plumage, the reddish-brown plumage is diagnostic.
In alternate plumage, the heavy barring on the underparts is diagnostic.
In alternate plumage, the males are distinctive with their reddish-brown head
  and neck.
In alternate plumage, the head plumes and horn are diagnostic.
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