Wattles

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KC Tsang was so impressed by the yellow wattles on the ear-coverts and nape of the Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa) (left) that he searched the web to find out their functions… “Wattles are fleshy wrinkled folds of skin that hang … Continued

Do birds kneel?

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Daisy O’Neill’s post on Jabiru’s Prayer shows the Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus), “kneeling” – although the so-called knees bend backward, as compared to ours bending forwards. Lena Chow sent in an image of a Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) that shows … Continued

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