juvenal plumage

noun Ornithology.
the first plumage of birds, composed of contour feathers, which in certain species follows the naked nestling stage and in other species follows the molt of natal down.

< Latin juvenālis youthful, equivalent to juven(is) young man or woman + -ālis -al1

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