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Red-tailed Tropicbird flying

A Red-tailed Tropicbird showing its long rectrices.

White-throated Needletail 09a

A White-throated Needletail showing its short rectrices.

(Pl. Retrices)[1]. A tail feather[2].

See also

References

  1. ^ Wiktionary:rectrix
  2. ^ Zimmerman, Dale A.; et al. (1999). Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Princeton University Press. p. 432. ISBN 0691010226. 
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