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Synonyms for alula

scalelike structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly


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tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing

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En el espolon metacarpal proximal (el de mayor tamano) se insertan: Extensor digitorum comunis (pars alulae), Extensor metacarpi ulnaris, Abductor alulae, Adductor alulae, Flexor alulae y Extensor brevis alulae.
Manubria relatively narrow, with rounded alulae. Nepal is the type locality, but it is considered a warm stenoterm in all tropics (Segers 1995).
Five body regions were examined in each bird based on their importance in sexual displays, UV photography, and previous findings from other species of birds (33): the frons (blue forehead), the occiput (green nape), the tetriceces alulae dorsales (yellow alula), the pars pennacea of the first remiges primariae (dark-blue wing tip), and the tectrices caudales (green tail, middle portion).