Avian (Bird) Anatomy - Images of Head & Beak by Jeannine Miesle

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HEAD AND BEAK

Choana slit and papillae in birds http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=choana+in+birds+images&view=detailv… ges&id=E23195B97BD5D34EF15D4D756D942CFAFAA603E1&selectedIndex=0&ccid=uzrGuVSo&simid=608 0

Choana slit and papillae in birds

Scaly-face mites http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=scaly+face+mites+on+parakeets&view=… es+on+parakeets&id=4F70DC07284F721D6EE0BB3E5AA7762E1577DF42&selectedIndex=22&ccid=OxbbIFy 8&simid=608045156389421683&thid=JN.mV3PuIW0gwyZJUBnKbSr8w&ajaxhist=0

Scaly Face in Parakeet

Scissors beak in an African Grey http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=scissors+beak+in+birds&view=detailv… 17BF12BEBF8FAACA26540A&selectedIndex=0&ccid=8dxozEDb&simid=607998435718859725&thid=JN.urU 8ZhuB96gZWA2ABYEVIA&ajaxhist=0

Scissors beak in an African Grey

Mandibular prognathism in a cockatoo http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww53eiv.htm

Mandibular prognathism

Beak injury causing beak to curve to the left. Beauty of Birds http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=long+bones+of+birds&view=detailv2&&… CE6521FBE206&selectedIndex=516&ccid=CXcd2qxA&simid=608008988442364702&thid=JN.Tk%2f9OVffCoLASMghvR vrqg&ajaxhist=0

Beak injury causing beak to curve to the left. Beauty of Birds

Beak overgrowth in a budgie http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hernia+in+birds&view=detailv2&&&id=… 977EB025073DD584&selectedIndex=142&ccid=pUJPBtAB&simid=607987028284803912&thid=JN.uw8wIGhh 1Y6uT61FGAs9xA&ajaxhist=0

Beak overgrowth in a budgie

Parts of the beak (rhamphotheca) http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=tomium+of+bird&view=detailv2&&&id=F… 6386A6EB6C019F1CB&selectedIndex=0&ccid=CNstwJ%2fA&simid=608022685151331234&thid=JN.kBYikJe m%2bsshIebPKrhUDQ&ajaxhist=0

Figure 1: Key anatomical features of the beak (rhamphotheca) are highlighted: (1) cere, (2) rhinotheca, (3) commisure, (4) tomium and (5) gnathotheca. Courtesy Laura Wade, DVM, ABVP (Avian)

Parts of the beak (rhamphotheca)

Craniofacial hinge http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bird+glottis&view=detailv2&&&id=19F… 7EAEC41AE09CD&selectedIndex=0&ccid=ogpWS2Ug&simid=608004298336109970&thid=JN.DAtJUsry08c% 2fjgBQEtA7%2fw&ajaxhist=0

Craniofacial hinge

Culmen, crown, cere, nares, eye, mandible (lower part of beak), maxilla (upper part of beak) http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bird+culmen&view=detailv2&&&id=60F3… 5A101989D70B7E&selectedIndex=45&ccid=BM+bHshG&simid=608006012007285599&thid=HN.6080060120 0728 75

Culmen, crown, cere, nares, eye, mandible (lower part of beak), maxilla (upper part of beak)

Culman and Nail http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bird+glottis&view=detailv2&&&id=19F… 7EAEC41AE09CD&selectedIndex=0&ccid=ogpWS2Ug&simid=608004298336109970&thid=JN.DAtJUsry08c% 2fjgBQEtA7%2fw&ajaxhist=0

Culman and Nail

Bird cere (1) and nares (2) Operculum inside the nares, Nasal fossa http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bird+nasal+area&view=detailv2&&&id=… 5ECF1B4A&selectedIndex=15&ccid=jePtlz%2fT&simid=608034294410052299&thid=JN.jL8i4XqsD0%2fKEHAmi8cCyw& ajaxhist=0

Bird cere

Turkey’s Caruncle http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=caruncle+of+turkey&view=detailv2&&&… 1E1E78C599&selectedIndex=0&ccid=2wwpWZ6h&simid=608019579860877619&thid=JN.ZOmxZb6qFEV4%2fDzogcFri Q&ajaxhist=0 B-16

Turkey’s Caruncle

Frontal shield-- yellow area http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=frontal+shield+in+birds&view=detail… 362FACC500D18&selectedIndex=0&ccid=QCMRpTlQ&simid=608023930669238756&thid=JN.vijO%2faYd6Qrmoph6KRh 2Sg&ajaxhist=0

Frontal shield-- yellow area

Choanal slit and papillae http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=avian+throat&view=detailv2&&&id=4D5… 632A6D59487190B1DBA5&selectedIndex=32&ccid=df9FkrbE&simid=608049094849007014&thid=J N.7Ja/dXWCkGL+2dn0mixWWA

Choanal slit and papillae

Lingual nail on bird’s tongue (cockatoo) http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bird+tongue+anatomy&view=detailv2&&… 5AF24B1592F4FCBC10E86&selectedIndex=102&ccid=G6nooEbc&simid=608049099161208832&thid=JN.85b 7GbXv9tn%2bf9bG95sY4A&ajaxhist=0

Lingual nail on bird’s tongue (cockatoo)

Bird’s lore and facial parts http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=birds+face+diagram&view=detailv2&&&… 87EF7F0670A5&selectedIndex=6&ccid=JaRcEILV&simid=608013450929179033&thid=JN.OpB5jyR1lG9XGs86tdIqdg&aj axhist=0

Bird’s lore and facial parts

Forehead, nape, surpraorbital ridge, gape http://www.peruaves.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/harrier_head.jpg   

Forehead, nape, surpraorbital ridge, gape

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=gonys+in+birds&view=detailv2&&&id=B… 5A53AAB7&selectedIndex=351&ccid=R1zcOkos&simid=608003168762922226&thid=JN.lPr4vqRAapacEzT6D1qZqQ NEOPLASMS, GROWTHS Parakeet Keratoma: uropygial gland http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/multimedia/v4734284.html?Ref=t&ItemId… _laboratory_animals/pet_birds/neoplastic_diseases_of_pet_birds&Speed=256&Plugin=WMP&Error=

Forehead, nape, surpraorbital ridge, gape

Fibrosarcoma, parakeet. This mass shows the typical ulcerated surface. http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/multimedia/v4734293.html?Ref=t&ItemId… _laboratory_animals/pet_birds/neoplastic_diseases_of_pet_birds&Speed=256&Plugin=WMP&Error=

Parakeet Keratoma: uropygial gland

Fibrosarcoma, beak, parakeet. The beak and face are common sites for fibrosarcoma formation in the pet bird. http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/multimedia/v4734194.html?Ref=t&ItemId… _laboratory_animals/pet_birds/neoplastic_diseases_of_pet_birds&Speed=256&Plugin=WMP&Error=

Fibrosarcoma, beak, parakeet. The beak and face are common sites for fibrosarcoma formation in the pet bird.

Viral Papilloma http://southnottsringinggroup.blogspot.com/2012_02_01_archive.html

Viral Papilloma