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- n. Plural form of filoplume.
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Sometimes alternatively known as filoplumes, hair feathers are also believed to function as pressure and vibration receptors that sense the location of other feathers so that they can be appropriately adjusted.
After the birds are clean, any remaining feathers are typically taken off by hand before the filoplumes are burned off with a torch and the bird is eviscerated and chilled for transportation.
The feet and bill are surrounded by filoplumes that help them detect things like prey.