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wing bar

a line of contrasting color along the coverts of a bird's wing.
Origin of wing bar
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • White in the flights and under the wings must be guarded against as must also absence of ribbon or wing bar in females.

    Ducks and Geese Harry M. Lamon
  • This species is grayish above and grayish white below, with white eye ring, lores and wing bar.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed

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