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wing bar

  1. a line of contrasting color along the coverts of a bird's wing.
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Origin of wing bar

First recorded in 1850–55
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  • For the latter retains its uniform blackness, while the former gains red on the wing-bar, and saddle and hackle lacing (plate 4).

    Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl

    Charles Benedict Davenport