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b.o.p. terms

facts abeot b.o.p.

Aves the Latin word for birds; a special class of vertebrates
Binocular vision seeing only one object at a time; both eyes focus on the same object
Bird of prey a carnivorous bird (hawk, falcon, eagle, etc.) that kills and eats small mammals and other birds
Carrion decaying flesh of a dead body
Cere fleshy area above the beak, where the nostrils of most birds are located
Contour feathers stiff feathers designed to cover the wings and body of a bird
Crop a large sac between the esophagus and stomach that stores food until the bird is ready to begin digestion
Down feathers fluffy feathers designed to help insulate and keep a bird warm
Drag anything that hinders or hampers the speed; something that pulls you down
Fledge the rearing of a young bird until it has grown its feathers and is able to fly and leave the nest
Flight feathers special contour feathers that help a bird get off the ground, move in the air, and land safely
Fovea a rodless area of the retina enabling a bird of prey acute vision
Gizzard a special muscle of the stomach that helps the digestive process by grinding and crushing hard-to-digest food; acts like teeth
Created by: alabell5