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re·mex

 (rē′mĕks′)
n. pl. rem·i·ges (rĕm′ə-jēz′)
A quill or flight feather of a bird's wing.

[Latin rēmex, rēmig-, rower : rēmus, oar; see erə- in Indo-European roots + agere, to drive; see act.]

re·mig′i·al (rĭ-mĭj′ē-əl) adj.
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By 20 days, most of the wing coverts had grown in and the remiges were breaking their sheaths.
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Field identification was based on presence of black patches in the auriculars, dark bill, gray remiges, tail slightly bifurcated, and pale red feet (Sibley, 2003).
53,54) Normal extension of the wing with abnormal spreading of primary and secondary remiges can be caused by damage to the 2 main coordinators: the ligament elastic interremigale and the m.
Meadow green; the smallest lower wing coverts scarlet red, the larger ones and the undersides of the remiges and rectrices olive green, beak white; total length 34 cm, wing 17 cm.
Feathers of the bird were stuck to sticky stems of Coulter spiderling causing the owl to damage a number of flight feathers and tear off parts of several remiges while flapping its wings as it attempted to escape.
Pinching off syndrome (POS) is a feather abnormality in which all remiges and retrices become malformed and are lost during the nestling stage, rendering the bird unable to fly.
Presence of natal down remnants on some of the remiges confirmed it to be a 1-year-old bird.
Juvenile feathers in Thamnophilidae are distinct from subsequent plumages by having loosely textured feathers with lower barb densities than in subsequent plumages, having distinct coloration, and having distinct shapes with rectrices being more pointed and longer, greater coverts being shorter, and remiges being shorter (Dwight 1900, Zimmer and Isler 2003).