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CONTOUR FEATHERS [2 records]

Record 1 2000-08-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Birds
DEF

Feathers giving the bird its distinctive outline; they comprise the tectrices, remiges, and rectrices but not the down, vibrissae, filoplumes, semiplumes, and powder feathers.

OBS

Small feathers arranged in regular lines or "contours" on the surface of a bird's body; they often have an aftershaft or duplicate vane near the base.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Oiseaux
DEF

Plumes donnant à l'oiseau sa silhouette particulière; elles comprennent les tectrices, les rémiges et les rectrices, mais non le duvet, les vibrisses, les filoplumes, les semiplumes et le duvet poudreux.

Spanish

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Record 2 2000-05-24

English

Subject field(s)
  • Birds
  • Zoology
DEF

Feathers giving the bird its distinctive outline; they comprise the tectrices, remiges and rectrices but not the down, vibrissae, filoplumes, semiplumes, and powder feathers.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Oiseaux
  • Zoologie
DEF

Plumes donnant à l'oiseau sa silhouette particulière; elles comprennent les tectrices, les rémiges et les rectrices, mais non le duvet, les vibrisses, les filoplumes, les semiplumes et le duvet poudreux.

Spanish

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