Exotic Vocab Avian

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Exotic Vocab Avian
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2013-02-10 18:41:23
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  1. parrots with hooked bills
    Psittaciformes
  2. perching songbirds (flighty and easily stressed)
    Passeriformes
  3. pigeons and doves
    Columbiformes
  4. ducs
    Anseriformes
  5. chickens and turkeys
    Galliformes
  6. eagles, hawks, owls, vultures buzzards, and falcons
    Raptors
  7. an opening in the roof of the mouth
    Choanal Slit
  8. rectum (vent)
    Cloaca
  9. an out-pouching of esophagus when food is stored
    Crop
  10. the glandular stomach
    Ventriculus
  11. where food is ground (slang: gizzard)
    Proventriculus
  12. when the tissue of the crop is burned after the tube feeding or hand feeding is too hot
    crop burn
  13. the organ that acts lie a lung
    air sac
  14. the internal cavity of the torso/body
    Coelemic Cavity
  15. a gland located at the tail base that excretes oils (absent in Amazons)
    Uropygial Gland
  16. rectum (cloaca)
    vent
  17. nostrils (nares)
    Cere
  18. an actively growing feather with a blood supply
    blood feather
  19. the presence of air pockets in the bones which decreases the weight
    Pneumatic Bones
  20. food that is brought up from the crop; done to feed young or mates, can be a sexual behavior, also be seen in birds with illness or possibly injury
    Regurgating
  21. when birds fluff or spread out their feathers; can be normal or if done for a long periods of time is a sign of sickness
    "Fluffed"
  22. while opening the mouth, the bird stretches out the neck in a forward motion; can be normal but if done frequently may be a sign of sickness
    "Yawning"
  23. when an egg is retained and the hen is unable to pass it
    egg binding
  24. infection caused by a retained egg that may or may not have ruptured
    Egg Yolk Peritonitis
  25. poisoning after the bird has inhaled a toxic vapor or chemical; potentially fatal
    Inhalant Toxicosis
  26. microscopic inspection of swabs taken from the choanal slit and feces searching for bacterial or fungal growth or overgrowth
    Gram Stains
  27. fluorescent bulbs which emit UVB spectrum of light (ideal spectrum = 290-320)
    UVB bulbs

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