wing bar

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

Origin of wing bar

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby wing bar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use wing bar in a sentence

  • Bill and eyes red; legs flesh color; under parts white, and a white wing bar.

    Western Bird Guide | Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed, Harry F. Harvey, and Rex I. Brasher
  • Brownish gray; eye-ring, tips of outer tail-feathers, a narrow wing-bar white; wing with a buff band showing in flight.

  • They are glossy black birds with a conspicuous white wing bar.

    Indian Birds | Douglas Dewar
  • Hen: Upper parts grey, lower parts creamy white, wing brown with yellow or orange wing-bar, tail black with red tip.

    Indian Birds | Douglas Dewar
  • For the latter retains its uniform blackness, while the former gains red on the wing-bar, and saddle and hackle lacing (plate 4).