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Bird Anatomy: Wing and Feather by Christ1nMe Bird Anatomy: Wing and Feather by Christ1nMe
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*Do Not redistribute this in any way!
*You're welcome to use this as a reference but if you heavily reference this please give credit to me
*Heavily reference means that the image is recognizable from the original.

I worked very hard on this, I'd appreciate it if you don't take this for granted. If people start stealing this, I WILL take them down!

Harlan's Red-Tailed Hawk:
*Has 10 primary feathers
*Has 14 secondary feathers
*Has distinction in Lower Coverts (Blue and Periwinkle)
*Has Upper Coverts and Lower Coverts
*Has 3 Winglets
*Has Scapulars

Notes:
A plume is a feather that covers parts of the body such as the feathers under tail.

Map Key:
*Purple - Primary feathers
*Green - Secondary feathers
*Blue - Lower Coverts (Greater Coverts), these cover the Secondaries
*Periwinkle - Lower Coverts (Greater Coverts), these cover the Primaries
*Red - Upper Coverts (Lesser Coverts)
*Grey - Scapulars
*Yellow - Winglets

Related Drawings:

Artwork © :iconcallmelittledregon: (Kristin V) This is not to be edited! Thank you for respecting my reguards. Have a wonderful day. God Bless!!!
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Credits:
Reference of the bird wing:
Goldfinger, Eliot. illus. Animal Anatomy for Artists. By
Goldfinger, Eliot. New York, NY. Oxford University Press, Inc.
2004. Print.
Seton, Thompson Ernest. illus. Art Anatomy of
Ainimals.
By Seton, Thompson Ernest. Mineola, NY.
Dover Publications, Inc. Print.

Individual Feathers:
V., Kristin. (callmelittledregon) I own the 'owl secondary feather' and 'songbird primary feather'.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "Eagle Feather Types." Eagle Cam
Web Log
. Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. 22
May 2005. Web. 25 Oct. 2008. HTML file.
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:iconneltosoon:
neltosoon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
I'm impressed! 👏
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty
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igloo9201 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Writer
Thank yooooou will be using!
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iamash18 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's is amazing! can I use this as refrance?
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes
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JuanDV Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Thank you! very helpful
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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Shadyshadowcat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really helped! thanks! ^^
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome!
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Shadyshadowcat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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KamukuraIzuru Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I was planning to make a post on tumblr with a bunch of references for art to help out other artists and i was considering using this one, you WILL be properly credited with a link back to this page. I just wanted to ask permission first. Would you mind if I did that?
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't mind. thanks for asking for permission!
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TrixyNetex Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazingly helpful :D
Thank you for sharing :hug:
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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0-EmoLeopard-0 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Oh my gosh, this is invaluable. Thanks so much!
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome.
God bless.
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:iconmadzwick:
MadzWick Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
very helpfull i really apriciate this
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
nice
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:iconamaya-gin:
Amaya-Gin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm studying wings right now, can't even tell you how excited I was to find this. Hard to find good reference pictures where I can see the length of the different types of feathers. Awesome job on this.
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! glad it can help
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extraordinaryspark Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
This is extremely helpful!
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:icondejavurio:
DejaVuRio Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very helpful! I used this for reference on pegasus wings here! :D [link]
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for using it.
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:iconpikacat13:
PikaCat13 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! And very helpful, thank you very much :la:
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome.
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:iconaki-rain:
Aki-rain Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This will be so useful. I draw birds and wings a lot, and I always forget how the feathers overlap, but this will remind me. :D Thank you.
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for using it.=)
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
thanx
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:iconentraya:
Entraya Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wthank you so much. I keep finding great help on here :)
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconentraya:
Entraya Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But if that drawing is the precise version of that bird, then youre taking copyright of everyone who draws an exact wing after you did..
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what?
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:iconthenapier:
TheNapier Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Reffed here, [link] Thanks! :)
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:iconthe-roaming-spirit:
The-Roaming-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! This really helped! :D
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crazed-fangirl-rar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
THANK YOU. if it wasent fir this, the whole dragon would be CRAP. thanyyouthankyouthankyou!
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SaphrontheQuirky Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this is very helpful. Thank you.
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:iconlikelolwhat:
likelolwhat Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here: [link]

Very nice ref! The wings were such a pain but this saved me from having to scrap the whole drawing. Thanks!
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it could help. Your picture turned out quite nice. =3
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BeoWulf1289 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohmygosh, thx so much!
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:iconwolfgirlbbalover:
wolfgirlbbalover Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
does this count for owl wings too?
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here are some good owl wing anatomy links:
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:iconwolfgirlbbalover:
wolfgirlbbalover Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
thank you so much!
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome!
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, sorry they don't. There IS an owl feather on there though (green feather at the bottom of the page on the right.)

You may want to watch the Guardians of Ga hoole to get a better understand owl wings.
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:iconwolfgirlbbalover:
wolfgirlbbalover Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I have read all the books and seen the movie and have the video game for both the wii and Nintendo XD so i guess I'll just use the movie as a reference :) thanks anyways ^^
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try pausing the show and take pictures of some of the owls then try to draw them yourself to get a fell of how they move.
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:iconwolfgirlbbalover:
wolfgirlbbalover Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
thats a great idea! thank you for the tip :meow: im going to try it :iconowlplz:
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome~
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:iconthebeastydragoness:
TheBeastyDragoness Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This really helps me a lot...I usually have a lot of problems with wings X(
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