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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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Abstract: Feather trauma is a common problem among pet birds, especially those with trimmed wing feathers, and often affects remiges and rectrices.
Having been recognized as a family since 1901, the storks form a well-defined group highlighted by several characteristics both behavioural and morphologic: long legs with the tibiotarsus not covered by feathers; relatively short feet and with small interdigital membranes; 12 primary remiges; 12 secondary remiges; bare parts of the head; oil gland for the feathers, pectoral muscles associated to flying high altitudes; strong beak; feathering predominantly black and white; the young have two layers of fuzz; air sacs under the skin of the neck; loss of the filoplume; similar social behaviours; uro-hydrosis (behaviour of thermal regulation through defecating on the feet) (HANCOCK; KUSHLAN; KAHL, 1992).
Feathers of both species were collected from the primary remiges, cut close to its base with stainless steel scissors.
De la mi-juillet jusqu'au mois de septembre, de 10000 a 30000 hareldes kakawis (Clangula hyemalis) se servent des systemes de lagunes du centre de la mer de Beaufort pour la mue de leurs remiges. On en sait peu au sujet de leurs comportements et de leurs habitudes de recherche de nourriture pendant cette periode sans vol.
An adult Ancient Murrelet beached in September 1976 (Alaska Peninsula) and a probable second-year murrelet beached in July 1987 (Oregon) were synchronously molting remiges. Adults in family groups, collected in July 1920 (southeast Alaska) and July 1948 (British Columbia), and observed in July 2009 (British Columbia), were not molting remiges, although an adult observed with a family group on 18 July 1971 (British Columbia) may have commenced molt.
The family usually inhabits the ventral and dorsal portions of remiges and rectrices, which are easy-to-sample microhabitats for those examining birds (Proctor, 2003).