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Some articles on feathers, feather:

Swamp Prinia - Description
... surface of the wings has barring formed by the covert feathers and their paler fringes ... The flight feathers of the wings are greyish-brown when the wing is folded, the primaries barely extend beyond the tertials ... that is, the outermost pair of feathers is only one-third as long as the central pair ...
Similicaudipteryx - Description - Feathers
... The first Similicaudipteryx specimen lacked traces of feathers, but He and colleagues speculated that they were probably present based on its pygostyle, the anchor point of long tail ... In 2010, two new specimens were described, both of which preserved feather traces ... both juveniles, though one closer to maturity than the other) showed that the feathers were similar to the related Caudipteryx, with long (symmetrical) vaned feathers on the hand and tail, and the rest of the ...
Longirostravis
... Feathers were preserved around the entire body but seem to have been absent on the feet and snout ... The wing feathers were strongly asymmetrical, with the leading edge of the feather five times narrower than the trailing edge ... The primary wing feathers were up to 8 centimetres (3.1 in) in length ...
Scalp Treatment - Plot
... Buzz tests the blade's sharpness by dropping a feather, which lands on the blade and slowly splits into two parts, each part floating in the air ... Buzz trims the feathers on Woody's head, then, with "Feather Tonic," he gives Woody a vigorous scalp massage which, when finished, gives Woody's head the ... and admiring a feathered bonnet, so they both zip out of the shop and tip their feathers to the maid ...
Liloa's Kāʻei
... in 2007 when researchers from the University of Kent were able to date feathers that had previously fallen out of this kāʻei but were being kept for conservation ... The study carbon-dated the feathers from the kāʻei to a date range of 1406 to 1450 A.D ... This amazing 14-foot (4.3 m) piece of ʻiʻiwi and ʻōʻō feathers (with some mamo) is extremely delicate ...

Famous quotes containing the word feathers:

    Were she to lose her love, because she had lost
    Her confidence in mine, or even lose
    Its first simplicity, love, voice and all,
    All my fine feathers would be plucked away
    And I left shivering.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    The feathers of the willow
    Are half of them grown yellow
    Above the swelling stream;
    And ragged are the bushes,
    And rusty now the rushes,
    And wild the clouded gleam.
    Richard Watson Dixon (1833–1900)

    Its shrill scream seems yet to linger in its throat, and the roar of the sea in its wings. There is the tyranny of Jove in its claws, and his wrath in the erectile feathers of the head and neck. It reminds me of the Argonautic expedition, and would inspire the dullest to take flight over Parnassus.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)