Crown - The top of a bird’s head
Eyering – A circle of feathers around the eye that is a different color from the rest of the head
Upper Mandible - The upper part of the beak
Lower Mandible - The lower part of the beak
Lore – The area that can be found between a bird’s eye and bill on the side of the head
Wattle - A fleshy flap of skin that hangs around the head or neck
Nape – The back of the neck
Primary Feathers - Located on the outside edges of the wings, these are the feathers that are narrowest and longest
Wing Coverts – These are the feathers that are located on the leading edge of the wings. They cover the bases of the primary and secondary feathers.
Mantle - A bird’s back along with its folded wings
Breast - This area is found right below the front of the neck, and is a normal spot for distinctive color markings
Underparts - Spanning from wing to wing, this denotes a bird’s underside
Tail Feathers – The feathers on the tail
– By Sean Peick (Guest Writer)
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