News About The Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Answer to What is This?
Are you ready for the answer? It is an alula feather from Darner,
the American kestrel. Here is a photo of that feather, and an alula
from Maxime the bald eagle. Both feathers are used in the same ways by
each bird, but what a difference in size! Thank you to all who checked
This article is an example of how alula feathers are used in flight.