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Tiny side branches of the feather, with hooks that interlock with neighbouring feathers to (collectively) form the rigid surface plane (vane) of a feather [1].

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  1. ^ Simpson & Day (1999). A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, 6th Edition. Penguin. ISBN 0-691-04995-5. 
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