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flight feather

[′flīt ‚feth·ər]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of the long contour feathers on the wing of a bird. Also known as remex.
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In juveniles (HY/SY), these features consisted of: the presence of molt limits and faded/worn greater coverts (compared with fresher, black inner coverts), freshly replaced black tertials that distinctly contrasted with older, brown secondaries, tapered and abraded outer primary coverts, presence of "juvenal" brown rectrices, and some consideration was given to the presence of vermiculations on the throat and breast (although in northern shrikes this varies by sex [Brady et al.
La asimetria se obtuvo por la diferencia entre el valor del lado derecho (D) y el izquierdo (I) para las longitudes de la rectrices, alas y P2, (Di- Ii) (es evidente que si las dos medidas son similares--el caracter tiende a ser simetrico -, su diferencia sera nula o tendera a serlo).
A bird's flight feathers are comprised of the wing and tail feathers, technically known as remiges and rectrices.
Maria Giosafat in Catania, on the contrary, two women, Margarita de Romano and Agata de Josafat, who had an assembl y room built, were called magistrae et rectrices (teachers and rectors) in a episcopal document.
Experimentally handicapping adults by removing primaries and rectrices so as to increase the energy required for flight provides data relevant to testing the mass-loss hypotheses (Slagsvoid and Lifjeld 1986, 1988, 1990).
The distal 15 to 20 vertebrae each bear a pair of main tail feathers, or rectrices [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1C, D OMITTED]).
One method of distinguishing between 1st-yr and older Prothonotary Warblers of both sexes is through shape of the outer rectrices (Pyle et al.
77"W), observamos una hembra de Quiscalus mexicanus con leucismo parcial en las rectrices superiores (Fig.
We aged yellow rails according to four criteria: 1) shape of the secondaries and the extent of the white patch on these feathers; 2) presence-absence of white spots on primary coverts; 3) shape of the rectrices and the extent of the white on these feathers; and 4) molt limits on the scapulars, humerals, and proximal secondary coverts (Pyle, 2008).
Se marco con anillostarsales de colores (Darvic(r)) en combinaciones unicas y se midio morfometricamente (ala, culmen, rectrices, tarso y peso).
Theycanbe spottedbytheircolouring o fblack withgreen-tingedbackand wing-covertsandwhitelowerflanks andouter rectrices.
recorded white outer rectrices, pale belly, and "sandy brown above," which we considered to reveal AHY birds in alternate plumage.