In the Fledgling Grace series, humans gain the wings and tails of various bird species. The most common correlation is with geography/ethnicity: most people have the wings of a bird from where their ancestors lived. The affiliation tends to be somewhat broad: a country, a tribe, a clan, or a significant subgroup within a larger group. Religion is another factor. Sex/gender parameters, morality, and other factors may also influence the manifestation. Later on, more exotic variations have emerged. So there are definite correlations and trends, but few if any absolutes. Here is a guide to the origins linked to specific birds.
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