Avian Anatomy Diagrams

The Beak

Bird beak diagram

Bird beak diagram. Click image to enlarge.

 

The Eye

Avian eye diagram

Avian eye diagram. Click image to enlarge.

 

Integumentary

Anatomy of the Feather

Anatomy of the feather

Anatomy of the feather. Click image to enlarge.

Feather parts

Labeling of a pennaceous feather. Photo credit: JoJan via Wikimedia Commons. Click image to enlarge.

 

Plumage

Plumage diagram

Plumage diagram. Click image to enlarge.

 

Internal Anatomy

Fowl GI tract

Upper gastrointestinal tract of the fowl. O: esophagus C: crop P: proventriculus G: Gizzard or ventriculus I: Intestine. Photo credit: Thomas Walton via Florida Center for Instructional Technology. Click image to enlarge.

A diagram of avian internal anatomy may be found at: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/smallflocks/Avian_anatomy.html

Note: There are important differences between parrot and poultry anatomy: (a) Parrots (and pigeons) lack a gall bladder. (b) The ceca is also vestigial or absent in most perching birds like parrots and songbirds.

 

Musculoskeletal

Pelvic Limb

Pelvic limb of the bird

Pelvic limb of the bird.  Click image to enlarge.

 

Thoracic Limb

Thoracic bird limb

Thoracic bird limb. Click image to enlarge.

 

Topography

Avian topography

Avian topography. Click image to enlarge.