An Aba is a cloth wrap that holds a bird secure, immobilizes her, and allows a single person to control her while coping or examining her. It has also been a part of some traditional manning practices as it prevents a bird from attempting to flee and keeps her safe while she acclimates. The Aba pictured here wraps around a bird's wings. Others may wrap around the entire body holding the wings against her and holding her legs back.
           Aba image A Goshawk in an Aba. Here the tail guard can be seen as well.
Photo courtesy of Salman Ali.

           Aba image Another shot of the Goshawk in the Aba.
Photo courtesy of Salman Ali.

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