tail feather

  1. feather growing from the tail (uropygium) of a bird
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  • Scientists are especially concerned over the fate of many cloud-forest birds, such as the resplendent quetzal, with its streaming tail feather, and the three-wattled bellbird, so named for its patented clanging call. The Forest In The Clouds
  • Without a doubt, the best wagglers are made from the tail feathers of the peacock.
  • This similitude of marking between the rectrices and subcaudals renders the distinction between these two kinds of feathers less sharp than in many other Gallinaceans, and the more so in that two median rectrices are considerably elongated and assume exactly the aspect of tail feathers. Scientific American Supplement, No. 360, November 25, 1882
  • The female's plumage is overall gray-brown and the male appears similar, although he has orange-yellow combs over the eyes and light gray tail feathers.
  • It's easily recognised by its bright blue tail feathers.
  • We saw woodpeckers, a remote airplane in flight, and a peacock with its tail feathers fanned!
  • Izzy is described as a green parakeet with an orangey-red ring around his neck, a big, red beak with a black moustache and 28-inch tail feathers.
  • The peacock displayed its fine tail feathers when it noticed any gay colours.
  • Some males also have elegant ornamentation such as bright throat gorgets, crests and elongated tail feathers.
  • It is believed Smith was the last person to have seen the now-extinct huia, whose tail feathers were used by Maori chiefs as a symbol of their mana.
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