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Hummingbird Feather Barbules Under the Microscope

Hummingbird (Trochilidae) Feather Barbules

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KINGDOM: Animalia PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Aves ORDER: Apodiformes FAMILILY: Trochilidae GENUS: Calypte SPECIES: Anna

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Dove, Carla J. and Sandra L. Koch, "Microscopy of feathers: a practical guide for forensic feather identification", THE MICROSCOPE, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 51-71, 2011

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