Birds of India

Beginner's Section

Topography of Birds

Descriptive Parts of a Bird

A good understanding of bird topography will allow you to observe and appreciate birds in greater detail and help you to more easily identfy birds. As you consult species descriptions, you will encounter a number of ornithological terms that describe the "landscape," or groups of feathers, of a bird's body. It’s a lot easier to notice what color a bird’s malar stripe is if you know it’s the line going down the bird’s chin, separating the cheek from the throat!

Also see Glossary page for a description of terms used here



Compiled and created by Sumit K Sen I All rights reserved I Copyright © 2001 - 2017.
Reproduction in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited.
Contact us Facebook Twitter