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Wing profile nomenclature

A bird's wing is based on an aerodynamic shape called an airfoil. It is curved outward along the entire upper surface, to produce an upward force known as lift [1].

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  1. ^ France, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 9780756631536. 
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