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tail feather

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Definition of tail feather in English:

noun

A strong flight feather of a bird’s tail.
Example sentences
  • Most birds have two types of tail feather: flight feathers and tail-coverts.
  • However, the outer tail feather is approximately 12 mm longer than the aerodynamic optimum for maneuvering flight.
  • We equipped the adults of study nests with one small magnet, attached to a tail feather with cloth-backed adhesive tape.

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