- Look at that red bill!
- Look at that long, thin, reddish tail feather!
- Look at those glossy, white feathers!
|(2) probably still in the DFC stage|
|(1) adult with DFC (downy feathered chick)|
|(4) made it to the FFC stage!|
|(3) maybe getting to the PFC (partially feathered chick) stage|
The chick on the right is called a fully feathered chick, an FFC. It's not an adult yet, since it doesn't have a red bill, but it is ready to be banded!