羽 means 'feather'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 124    Frequency: 761   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-7    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 42    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 77 words   Used in 183 words   Used in 2911 names   Component in 114 kanji (8 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   はね feather    counter for birds
Name    しゅう   ば
The official reading is は when 羽 is used as a counter. However, it is pronounced わ (or ぱ or ば when voiced), so it is usually written out as わ in furigana.
The "feather" radical 羽 has really taken wing! Although it's the on-duty radical in just six Joyo kanji, 羽 has migrated to four positions in those characters. Its Japanese name changes accordingly.
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 羽 is used 10 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 羽 is used 161 times, read 4 ways (with 3 variations).
ウ : 21 words FIND ALL
feathers; plumage; down
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は : 73 words FIND ALL
1. feather; plume; wing  (翅 esp. refers to insect wings)
2. blade (fan, propeller, etc.)
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はね : 10 words FIND ALL
2 4
Japanese badminton; battledore and shuttlecock
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わ : 4 words FIND ALL
counter for birds and rabbits
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は (read as ば) : 38 words FIND ALL
grey-faced buzzard (Butastur indicus); gray-faced buzzard  (often written with kana only)
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はね (read as ばね) : 8 words FIND ALL
1 0
arrow feathers
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は (read as ぱ) : 7 words FIND ALL
six (birds)  (see also: )
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An additional 1 less common words include 羽 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 82 (originally: 812)  Joy o' Kanji : 812  Key to Kanji: 33 

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ウ   はね feather   わ counter for birds   
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