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B.O.P body parts

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What are aves? the Latin word for birds; a special class of vertebrates
What is binocular vision? seeing only one object at a time; both eyes focus on the same object
Whats a bird of prey? a carnivorous bird (hawk, falcon, eagle, etc.) that kills and eats small mammals and other birds
What does carrion mean? decaying flesh of a dead body
Whats a cere? fleshy area above the beak, where the nostrils of most birds are located
What are contour feathers? stiff feathers designed to cover the wings and body of a bird
Whats a crop? a large sac between the esophagus and stomach that stores food until the bird is ready to begin digestion
What are aves? fluffy feathers designed to help insulate and keep a bird warm
What does drag mean? anything that hinders or hampers the speed; something that pulls you down
Whats a bird of prey? a carnivorous bird (hawk, falcon, eagle, etc.) that kills and eats small mammals and other birds
What are flight feathers? decaying flesh of a dead body
Whats a cere? fleshy area above the beak, where the nostrils of most birds are located
What are contour feathers? stiff feathers designed to cover the wings and body of a bird
Whats a crop? a tough, fibrous protein; the basic substance of hair, nails, horns, feathers, shafts, etc.
Whats molting? to shed feathers, skin, horns, etc. before replacement with new growth
Whats monocular vision? seeing two different objects at the same time; a different object per eye
Whats a nictitating membrane? a transparent third eyelid hinged at the lower lid of the eye of raptors, and closes laterally across the eye
Whats an ornithologist? an individual that studies birds
Whats a pellet? the unusable and undigested material that a bird cannot process for nutrients, and is regurgitated in the form of a pellet
Whats preening? a process that most birds do with an oil secreted from a special gland; involves rubbing the oil over its feathers to protect them
Whats a raptor? of or belonging to a group of birds of prey, such as hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, owls, etc.; Latin word meaning to seize or capture
Whats a shaft? the stem of a feather; the hollow tube that holds the feathers together and in place
What are talons? the lethal weapons of raptors; powerful feet with toes (usually three or four) having sharp ends
Whats a vertebrate? an animal with a backbone or spinal column
Whats warm-blooded mean? being able to control and maintain a constant body temperature even when the temperature of the environment changes
What are wings? either of the paired organs of flight of a bird, bat, insect, etc
Created by: bwarren18