fourreaux

English translation: (feather) sheaths

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French term or phrase:fourreaux
English translation:(feather) sheaths
Entered by: Bertrand Leduc

08:41 Mar 11, 2014
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Zoology / oiseaux
French term or phrase: fourreaux
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Description de l'étape d'évolution d'un poussin.

Duvet gris sur l'ensemble du corps, tête comprise, les fourreaux des rémiges primaires sont apparents.
Duvet dense, les rémiges commencent à sortir des fourreaux, les fourreaux des rectrices sortent.

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Local time: 11:20
(feather) sheaths
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Energetic preening removes feather sheaths and grooms the new feathers. occurrence called molting. This gradual process is the replacement of old, worn ...
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=sYu6tLYy6rAC&pg=PA74&lpg=...

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les rémiges sont sorties de 1/3 des fourreaux ;
http://rhone-alpes.lpo.fr/IMG/pdf/bievre_08-1.pdf
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(feather) sheaths


Explanation:


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Note added at 8 mins (2014-03-11 08:49:54 GMT)
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Energetic preening removes feather sheaths and grooms the new feathers. occurrence called molting. This gradual process is the replacement of old, worn ...
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=sYu6tLYy6rAC&pg=PA74&lpg=...

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Note added at 9 mins (2014-03-11 08:50:49 GMT)
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les rémiges sont sorties de 1/3 des fourreaux ;
http://rhone-alpes.lpo.fr/IMG/pdf/bievre_08-1.pdf

Bertrand Leduc
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:20
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