wing covert

'wing covert' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Zoology and Animal Sciences


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

In birds, a feather that covers the base of a main wing feather. On the upper side of the wing each remex is covered by a greater covert, which is covered by a median covert, and then the minor coverts. A similar arrangement occurs on the under side, although the feathers are usually less well developed.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.