Morphological properties of the last primaries, the tail feathers, and the alulae of Accipiter nisus, Columba livia, Falco peregrinus, and Falco tinnunculus

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Schmitz, A.; Ponitz, B.; Brücker, C.; Schmitz, H.; Herweg, J.; Bleckmann, H.;
(2015)

We investigated the mechanical properties (Young's modulus, bending stiffness, barb separation forces) of the tenth primary of the wings, of the alulae and of the middle tail feathers of Falco peregrinus. For comparison, we also investigated the corresponding feathers i... View more
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