POTD: Crow Barbs

Crow Barbs
Bozeman, Montana

For some reason I got to wondering what the parts of a feather are called. These intricate, parallel, structures on either side of the center quill are called barbs. I wonder how many individual barbs there are on all the feathers on a crow?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.