alula

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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.
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).