Tail Feathers

Some articles on feathers, tail feathers:

Similicaudipteryx - Paleobiology
... The nature of the feathers preserved in the two immature Yixian specimens of Similicaudipteryx appeared to Xu and colleagues, who described the two feathered specimens, to ... In the older specimen, the primary feathers were the same length as the tail feathers, and secondary feathers (those anchored to the lower arm) were also present ... The primary feathers may have grown more slowly than the tail feathers, not reaching equal size until the animal was close to maturity, and the secondary ...
Huia - Relationship With Humans - In Culture
... range was restricted to the southern North Island, its tail feathers were valued highly and were exchanged among tribes for other valuable goods such as ... Through this trade, the feathers reached the far north and the far south of New Zealand ... Huia feathers were worn at funerals and used to decorate the heads of the deceased ...
Roost - Anatomy and Physiology - Feathers, Plumage, and Scales
... Feathers are a feature characteristic of birds (though also present in some dinosaurs not currently considered to be true birds) ... There are several types of feathers, each serving its own set of purposes ... Feathers are epidermal growths attached to the skin and arise only in specific tracts of skin called pterylae ...
Snowcap
... this species its English and scientific names, a deep purple body, and white outer tail feathers ... is bronze-green above, dull white below, and has dull white outer tail feathers ... greyer underparts, and bronzed central tail feathers ...
Lesser Antillean Macaw - Description
... to the Scarlet Macaw, but with shorter tail feathers, as these were 18 or 15–20 in (45.7 or 38.1–50.1 cm) long ... The tail feathers of the Scarlet Macaw are 2 ft (70 cm) long, and also differ by having blue tips, with the outer feathers being almost entirely blue ... In spite of the tail feathers being shorter, it is not certain to determine whether the Lesser Antillean Macaw was smaller than the Scarlet Macaw overall ...

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