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carolyn17603

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awesome pics. Im gonna have to check my birds out if they ever open their mouth big enough.

Heres a question kinda off topic completly dumb question but I dont know about bird parts and I always wondered under their head they have that open hole under their beak. what is that meant for? Breathing? I dont know what its called so I couldnt google it. Sorry such a dumb question but always wondered.
 

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The head of the bird contains several structures that may confuse bird owners. The bill or beak is known anatomically as the rostrum. Now bear with me as I use some technical terms to explain common anatomical parts, but I think it's important that you see the scientific terms for the bird's anatomy, even if you won't commit them to memory on sight! The horny sheaths of the upper and lower beak can be called the maxillary rhamphotheca (or rhinotheca) and mandibular rhamphotheca (or gnathotheca). If you tip the head back, you will see a fleshy area under the lower mandible, and this is called the interramal region or interramal space. The tongue and related structures are nestled in this region. Sometimes, the first time an owner sees this region, they panic and think a piece is missing out of the beak. But, be assured, this space is normal.

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It's saying it's we're the tongue etc connects :)

A smaller snippet from the quote above about the hole specifically

" If you tip the head back, you will see a fleshy area under the lower mandible, and this is called the interramal region or interramal space. The tongue and related structures are nestled in this region. Sometimes, the first time an owner sees this region, they panic and think a piece is missing out of the beak. But, be assured, this space is normal."
 

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It's saying it's we're the tongue etc connects :)

A smaller snippet from the quote above about the hole specifically

" If you tip the head back, you will see a fleshy area under the lower mandible, and this is called the interramal region or interramal space. The tongue and related structures are nestled in this region. Sometimes, the first time an owner sees this region, they panic and think a piece is missing out of the beak. But, be assured, this space is normal."
thanks I read the quote you put but then I clicked on the article to read more and thats where I got confused thinking it was a notstril. So does the hole really do anything? What is the reason for it being there? If you know. Sorry thanks for helping me read lol getting a little tired so my eyes were getting blurry and couldnt keep the lines in the paragraphs straight lol. If you dont know the answer thats ok. thanks again.
 

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Great shots!
 
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