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Any of the outermost feathers of a bird, forming the visible body contour and plumage.
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(Zoology) any of the feathers that cover the body of an adult bird, apart from the wings and tail, and determine its shape
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one of the feathers that form the surface plumage of a bird including those of the wings and tail.
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|Noun||1.||contour feather - feathers covering the body of an adult bird and determining its shape|
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