One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A feather covering the shoulder, growing above the region where the wing joins the body.
plume, quillView synonyms
- ‘Specimen MPEG no. 52755 also has a tiny whitish fringe on the outer web of two scapular feathers, and MPEG no. 52752 has a single albino crown feather.’
- ‘Focal knots were marked with a section of bright yellow or orange rubberized cloth, glued (with cyano-acrylate) to the back or scapular feathers.’
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