streamer tails

MaryamSeresht

Senior Member
Persian
Hello,

Do you know what kind of tails are streamer tails? tails that are similar to long narrow strip of material used for ornament or decoration?

Here characters see marvelous butterflies of Himalaya: "Astonishing," said Father Booty. "Just look at this one here." Peacock blue and long emerald streamer tails.

Many thanks for your help.

It's part of Inheritance of Loss, a novel by Kiran Desai.
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Yes, I'm sure that's what it means, Maryam. I couldn't find a picture of a streamer-tailed butterfly, but here's one of a streamer-tailed hummingbird: click.

    EDIT: Egmont found a much better picture!:D
     
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