[CT Birds] cranial kinesis

David Provencher davidprovencher at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 20 07:40:19 EDT 2009

Another interesting aspect of cranial kinetics in birds is the ability of
some to widen their mandible to allow for larger prey. Examples of birds
with bending zones in the sides of the mandible include owls, fish eating
birds (ever watch a gull swallow something large?), nightjars, etc.


Dave Provencher

Naturally New England



More information about the CTBirds mailing list