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wing click to hear : wing

Appendage of flight formed of hollow bones and feathers, and comprising the forelimb; in certain species, the wing is not adapted for flight.
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secondaries greater covert scapular tertial middle primary covert primaries lesser covert middle covert alula primary covert

secondaries click to hear : secondaries

Rigid feather of flight inserted into the central portion of the wing; it protects the primaries when the wing is folded.

greater covert click to hear : greater covert

Covert feather at the base of the wing protected by the middle coverts when the wing is folded.

scapular click to hear : scapular

Shoulder feather inserted into the edge of the back.

tertial click to hear : tertial

Rigid feather of flight inserted into the inner portion of the wing; it helps to decrease air turbulence.

middle primary covert click to hear : middle primary covert

Short feather covering the base of the secondaries; it maintains the body’s internal temperature and allows air to glide over the wing.

primaries click to hear : primaries

Rigid feather of flight inserted into the outer portion of the wing; it provides propulsion.

lesser covert click to hear : lesser covert

Covert feather at the base of the wing arranged in rows and highly exposed to wind action.

middle covert click to hear : middle covert

Covert feather at the base of the wing; it is protected by the lesser coverts when the wing is folded back.

alula click to hear : alula

All the short wing feathers inserted into the thumb; they provide stability during slow flight.

primary covert click to hear : primary covert

Short feather covering the base of the primaries; it maintains the body’s internal temperature and allows air to glide over the wing.