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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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Neither in males nor in female gannets did the proportion of black rectrices in the full set of tail feathers correlate with concentration of head plumage pigments (as 4-AHP/PTCA, male [r.
la, b); 2) partial, with replaced adult-like body feathers, lesser coverts, at least some or all median and greater coverts, and sometimes tertials or rectrices in both sexes (Fig.
When possible, when subsequently reviewing videos, the sex of adults was determined by the presence (male) or absence (female) of white outer rectrices.
Nape, back, rump, and upper surface of rectrices light olive-green, somewhat deeper on tail.
After the rectrices are replaced, all birds are aged as adults, so age ratios are invalid after December.
Red color in rectrices is only known from a bird with a left 4th rectrix heavily washed with red (Parkes 1993); however, since the feather was the only aberrantly-colored one (rectrices are grown simultaneously in the nest) and it had the broad shape of an adult rectrix rather than the narrower shape of the adjacent greenish rectrices, it was presumed to be the replacement of an accidentally lost rectrix.
The rectrices were solid gray, whereas upper and under tail coverts were white tipped.
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.
There are long feathered leggings and the tail has extraordinarily long rectrices, arranged in a fanned diamond-shape.
Meadow green; the smallest lower wing coverts scarlet red, the larger ones and the undersides of the remiges and rectrices olive green, beak white; total length 34 cm, wing 17 cm.
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).
Theycanbe spottedbytheircolouring o fblack withgreen-tingedbackand wing-covertsandwhitelowerflanks andouter rectrices.