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rectrix

[′rek·triks]
(vertebrate zoology)
One of the stiff tail feathers used by birds to control direction of flight.
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Rectrix, Dolphin Aviation--alsc located at SRQ--and Suncoast Air Center in Venice are private air travel facilities known as Fixed Based Operators.
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To monitor the presence or absence of parents in the colony after their chick was left alone on the nest (which occurs [tilde]31 d after hatching), 41 individuals (from 21 pairs) were fitted with VHF transmitters (model 1/2AA, ATS, Isanti, Minnesota, USA; 17 g, 55 pulses/min) clamped with cable ties, glued with araldite on the central rectrix, and protected by an adhesive white tape.
vicarius, resulted in a decrease in fledging success of 60%, a decrease in fledging mass of 9%, and a decrease in the length of the primary and rectrix feathers of 7% and 6% respectively.
lateralis caudae with an improved line of action so that its contraction can contribute to spreading of the rectrices by abduction of the outermost rectrix." Once fanned, the ventral part of the bulb "may assist the m.
1987), determination of rectrix shape proved difficult, particularly later in the season as feathers became frayed and worn.
Here the homes are just as pricey and stylish, and it's a lot closer to Rectrix Aviation, where you can come and go by private jet.
RECTRIX A One who rejects B Female governor C Breaking out afresh.
He said Rectrix Aviation, the fixed-base operation that has been building a new hangar at the airport, could hold a ribbon-cutting within the next couple of months.
Captured cuckoos were immediately banded, weighed, measured (length and depth of bill; tarsus length; tail length, rectrix insertion to tip; wing chord; and keel fat), and a blood sample (20-40 [micro]l, microhematocrit tube) was collected and transferred to a PermaCode card (Avian Biotech International, Tallahassee, Florida) for sexing by analysis of DNA.