A muscle in the bird's thorax region that originates from carina of the sternum, furcula, and sternal ribs and inserts onto proximal dorsal surface of the humerus. It acts as a primary elevator of the wing in upstroke. [Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure and Function, by Proctor and Lynch, 1998]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supracoracoideus#Muscular_system ID:KFC0000604 ]

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levator of the wing

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pectoralis minor