Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fascinating feathers

From left: Barn Owl, primary; Laughing Kookaburra, primary; Masked Lapwing, tail feather; Figbird, secondary, Laughing Kookaburra, tail feather; Bush-stone Curlew, primary.
Primary feathers: outer feathers of the wing, provide thrust and propel the bird upward and forward;
Secondary feathers: provide lift by creating the airfoil shape of the bird's wing;
Tail feathers: help the bird to brake and steer in flight.


  1. Beautiful job on these. Th
    Amos for the explanation also.

  2. Gorgeous feathers! They look like the fell off the bird and landed on your paper.

  3. Your feathers are beautifully painted.....

  4. Matteo, stunning work and wonderful information...thank you!


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