Animal Glossary

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general animal glossary - containing all unique terms to animals covered in certification
 
Term  
Definition

air sacs

series of thin-walled sacs (usually 8-9) that, paired with the lungs, comprise the respiratory system in a bird

auricular

ear patch; area around ear opening of bird

breastband

dark band of feathers across breast

broad

all young from a single clutch of eggs; birds hatched at one time; offspring

call

short, instinctive vocalization

cap

top of crown of head

cere

fleshy area between beak and face

cloaca

"vent"; single body opening for excrement and reproduction

clutch

total number of eggs laid during a single nesting period; some lay several in nesting season

comb

colored area over eye (males)

coverts

small feathers that overlap large feathers on the wings and tail

crest

slightly longer feathers on top of head; when raised, form a peak

crown

top of head

eyebrow

conspicuous stripe of color above the eye

flight feathers

largest feathers of wings; primaries and secondaries

flank

side of belly just below wing

hood

plumage pattern where head is dark and contrasts with lighter feathers on body

innerwing

portion of wing closest to body

lower mandible

lower part of beak

mantle

upper surface of back and wings