Scansorial tail
Scansorial Scan*so"ri*al, a. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Capable of climbing; as, the woodpecker is a scansorial bird; adapted for climbing; as, a scansorial foot. (b) Of or pertaining to the Scansores. See Illust. under {Aves}. [1913 Webster]

{Scansorial tail} (Zo["o]l.), a tail in which the feathers are stiff and sharp at the tip, as in the woodpeckers. [1913 Webster]


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