Bastard Winglets on a Nankeen Kestrel

Alula flight feathers or, bastard winglets are small wings at the elbow of birds especially raptors… and probably many others. I took some photographs of a Nankeen Kestrel displaying them in strong up-draughts hovering above the cliffs south of my home in Adelaide… and an Australasian Pelican sans alula’s…

… can be seen on my blog above…

Chris Shaw
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After the game, the King and the Pawn go into the same box.  – Italian proverb 

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