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An appendage of an organism used for manipulating their environment. It is distinct from a foot, and is located at the end on an arm.

In birds, it is the part of a bird's wing beyond the bend (wrist or carpus) that bears the primary feathers[1].

References

  1. ^ Terres, John K. (1980). The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ISBN 0394466519. 
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