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penna

(pĕn′ə)
n. pl. pennae (pĕn′ē)
A contour feather of a bird, as distinguished from a down feather or a plume.

pen·na′ceous (pĕ-nā′shəs) adj.
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In this case, several fragments of pennaceous type feathers were also available for comparison with a collection of museum study skins.
It was possible to make one species-level identification of Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) from the pillow sample because small fragments of the distal pennaceous feather were present in the sample (Fig.
The sample from the pillow that was examined for bird identifications was composed of a nearly equal mix of both downy and pennaceous feather types.