Definition of wing covert in English:
(In a bird’s wing) each of the smaller feathers covering the bases of the flight feathers.
- 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.
Definition of wing covert in:
- British & World English dictionary
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