filoplume


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Related to filoplume: Semiplume, filoplume feather

filoplume

see FEATHER.

filoplume

hairlike feathers with only one small tuft of barbs; they remain after other feathers are plucked.
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He added that the auklets' crests evolved from filoplumes, long hair- or thread-like feathers that lack normal feather structures and are attached to pressure-sensitive cells so they can detect touch.
Filoplumes are small, hair-like feathers with barbs along the shaft that help guide the bird in flight and reposition the feathers.
Filoplumes are simple, hairlike structures closely associated with contour feathers and semiplumes.