Be able to identify the following:
(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beak for details)
sides (or flanks)
LEGS & FEET
Is that really the bird's thigh??
Photo source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Eagle_beak_sideview_A.jpg
Barn Owl wing. *The fifth secondary remex is missing, leaving a gap called the diastema (C). Source: Bachmann (2010).
Bachmann, T. W. 2010. Anatomical, morphometrical and biomechanical studies of Barn Owls' and pigeons' wings. Ph. D. dissertation, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
More upperparts and wing
External anatomy of a bird
Birdform - Topography
Bird Topography - The Head
All About Birds - Field Marks
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