Bird Anatomy: Frontal Band

Bird Anatomy

Frontal band / Definition:

The feathers right above a bird's cere (nose) is commonly referred to as "frontal band."


Narrow Frontal Band:

The Blue-winged Grass Parakeet has a blue frontal band reaching from forehead to eye. Please refer to photo below:

Blue-winged Grasskeet


Note the red frontal band

Santa Marta Parakeet aka Santa Marta Conure


These conures have frontal bands of varying widths:

Peach-fronted vs. Half-moon Conure

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