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4.28. Feather pulled

Prior to the 2006 field season, banders who pull a feather for later DNA analysis coded a “P” in this column.

Starting with the 2006 season, enter letter “O” for one (outer) feather pulled, letter “I” for two feathers pulled (outer and inner).

In the 2011 season, some Indiana sites (e.g., JEFF) entered “X” to signify a feather pulled plus a toenail clipped.