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hooklets help tie the barbules and barbs that forming the feather together. this provide a strong and light structure of feather.

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Q: What is the function of the hooklets in the feathers of birds?
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These maintain the shape of the feather. Without these strong linkages, the feather would not be able to withstand the air resistance during flight.


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