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Turn on and off each system and target particular parts to learn more about them and how to pronounce their names. With more than 100 parts at your fingertips, you can learn bird anatomy quickly and effectively. Then activate flashcard mode to quiz yourself.

Bird Anatomy-Feather Areas

Feather Areas: Forehead, Lore, Auriculars, Supercilium, Malar Region, Throat, Side, Flank, Chest, Belly, Undertail Coverts, Uppertail Coverts, Tail, Rump, Underwing Coverts, Primaries, Secondaries, Crown, Mantle, Nape


Bird anatomy diagram-Skin Areas

Skin Areas: Outer Ear, Apteria, Pterylae, Oil Gland, Flight Feather Shafts, Podotheca, Beak


Bird Anatomy-Musculatory System

Musculatory System: Tongue, Multifidis Cervicis, Pectoralis, Supracoracoideus, Semitendinosus Flexor, Peroneus Longus, Gastrocnemius, Obliquus Abdominus Externus, Levator Caudae, Depressor Caudae, Iliotibialis, Extensors of the Digits, Muscles of the Pelvic Girdle, Muscles of the Thorax, Flexors of the Digits, Triceps Brachii, Biceps Brachii, Patagial Tendons


Bird Anatomy-Skeletal System Bones

Skeletal system: Cranium, Orbit, Hyoid, Cervical Vertebrae, Furcula, Coracoid, Sternum, Fibula, Femur, Tibiotarsus, Tarsometatarsus, Digits of the Foot, Hallux, Pygostyle, Pelvic Girdle, Ribs, Scapula, Humerus Radius, Ulna, Carpometacarpus & Digits, Premaxilla, Dentary, Patella, Caudal Vertebrae, Synsacrum, Sclerotic Ring


Bird Anatomy-Respiratory System

Respiratory System: Pharynx, Trachea, Syrinx, Bronchi, Clavicular Air Sac, Cervical Air Sac, Anterior Thoracic Air Sac, Posterior Thoracic Air Sac, Abdominal Air Sac, Lung, Nasal Cavity


Bird Anatomy-Digestive System Gizzard Crop

Digestive System: Pharynx, Esophagus, Crop, Liver, Gall Bladder, Proventriculus, Gizzard, Small Intestine, Large Intestine, Pancreas, Cloaca, Vent


Bird Anatomy-Circulatory System Arteries Veins

Circulatory System: Heart, Aorta, Pulmonary Arteries, Carotid Artery, Jugular Vein, Femoral Artery, Femoral Vein, Brachial Artery, Brachial Vein, Cranial Vena Cava, Caudal Vena Cava, Caudal & Internal Iliac Arteries, Caudal & Internal Iliac Veins



Male Urogentital System: Testis (Breeding), Testis (Non-breeding), Vas Deferens, Kidney, Ureter


Bird Anatomy-Female Urogenital Reproductive System

Female Urogenital System: Ovary, Ovum, Oviduct, Kidney, Ureter, Egg


Bird Anatomy-Nervous System Brain Areas

Nervous System: Hippocampus, Cerebral Hemisphere, Cerebellum, Medulla Oblongata, Spinal Cord, Optic Lobe, Hypothalamus, Brachial Plexus, Lumbosacral Plexus, Eye


Bird Anatomy-Endocrine System Glands

Endocrine System: Pituitary Gland, Hypothalamus, Thymus Gland, Thyroid & Parathyroid Glands, Ultimobranchial Glands, Cloacal Bursa, Adrenal Glands, Pineal Gland


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