[pohst-nuhp-shuh l, -chuh l]
- subsequent to marriage: postnuptial adjustments.
Origin of postnuptial
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Crown black, mottled with white and mantle paler in postnuptial plumage.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3
Rollin H. Baker
A first postnuptial molt in July and early August, which is complete, produces the fully adult plumage.
The Seaside Sparrow has only a postnuptial molt, the nuptial plumage being acquired by wear.Comparative Breeding Behavior of Ammospiza caudacuta and A. maritima
Glen E. Woolfenden
The first postnuptial molt, the following summer, is complete and produces the adult winter plumage.
At the first postnuptial molt, in August, they assume the adult winter plumage.