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    Fluted tail

    In the context of birds, what is a "fluted" tail? Thanks

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    Re: Fluted tail

    I think it means the tail feathers are rigid and have a distinct profile over the whole tail: this bird typically is described as having a fluted tail:

    The term is also used in cabinet making to describe vertical ridging in uprights.

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