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PostSubject: Pigeon Anatomy   Pigeon Anatomy Icon_minitimeSun Sep 13, 2009 12:03 pm

For those of us (me included Pigeon Anatomy 458406 ) who are unfamiliar with the 'ins and outs' of a pigeon I thought I would post the following diagrams, identifying the different 'parts' of a pigeon.


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Upper view

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Under view

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Air Sacs
Most birds have 9 air sacs:
one interclavicular sac
two cervical sacs
two anterior thoracic sacs
two posterior thoracic sacs
two abdominal sacs

Functionally, these 9 air sacs can be divided into anterior sacs (interclavicular,
cervicals, & anterior thoracics) & posterior sacs (posterior thoracics
& abdominals). Air sacs have very thin walls with few blood vessels.
So, they do not play a direct role in gas exchange. Rather, they act as
a 'bellows' to ventilate the lungs

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Close up view

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Digestive tract

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A Pigeon's Prayer
Please watch over us while we fly,
Keeping us safe from the predators that share the sky.

If we become ill or injured in any way,
Please lead us to safety where we are welcome to stay.
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