Disclaimer: I am not a scientist, nor do I specialize in anatomy. I just google stuff and try to use a Watsonian perspective to piece together a coherent explanation for stuff that happens. There’s a strong chance that I fucked something up. If I’m wrong about something, please correct me.
Now with that being said, let’s move on to the bad science!
In The Final Warning, Max mentions that her wings are separated from her shoulders, so she and the other bird kids have six limbs. How would you go about incorporating the extra bone into the body? What is it anchored to?
Here is the bone structure of a bird’s wing:
Here’s another one, just ‘cause:
and here is the human skeleton, as viewed from behind:
Here’s a picture of what the coracoid process looks like in humans:
So I’m guessing Max & the Flock have bigger, wider shoulders to allow for a secondary coracoid process.ETA: according to my mom, who has a strong science background, the wings might not even be anchored to the sternum, but the collarbone structure would be very different from that of a human.