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wing covert

Syllabification: wing cov·ert

Definition of wing covert in English:

noun

(In a bird’s wing) each of the smaller feathers covering the bases of the flight feathers.
Example sentences
  • To gain a general idea of overall plumage color pattern, we scanned the following color patches for each individual: crown, beard, collar, chest, belly, back, rump, primary tail feathers, wing coverts, and epaulets.
  • Both sexes have black plumage with conspicuous black curled tertials and wing coverts.
  • In males, we could also distinguish between juveniles and adults, as the greater upper wing coverts of the juveniles are gray, whereas these feathers are pure white in adults.

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