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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 noted that just a handful of business charter specialists have been granted approval by TSA to serve the capital gateway.
Measurements of mass, tarsus length, the length of the right outer primary feather, the length of the right outer rectrix feather, and the length of the culmen were made when the nestlings were 6 and 12 days of age.
Abduction, if any, must have occurred by rotation of each rectrix about an axis at or near its tip.
1987), determination of rectrix shape proved difficult, particularly later in the season as feathers became frayed and worn.
Rectrix is 180,000 square feet full of luxurious aircraft hangars, facilities and more, conveniently located at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, with 24-hour service technician assistance, aircraft cleaning and after-hour security.
Based at Bedford, MA, VIP charter expert Rectrix Aviation, is also eyeing the route and has already applied for a commuter air service operator license to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT).
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.
A luxurious facility on nearly 20 acres of airport property, Rectrix offers more than 180,000 square feet of aircraft hangars and passenger service facilities.
WORCESTER -- Civic leaders sounded a triumphant note this past Tuesday at the groundbreaking for Rectrix Aviation's new hangar at Worcester Regional Airport.