This visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds contains more than 200 specially prepared accurate drawings. The text is written for undergraduate students and to bird lovers in general, and discusses why birds look and act the way they do.In a flying bird the breast muscles dominate the body so completely that they may account for almost a third of total body mass. ... But anyone who has ever carved a chicken or a turkey can tell you that there is almost no meat on a birda#39;s back. ... Flightless ratites such as the African Ostrich and the rheas of South America have huge leg muscles that allow them to run at speeds approaching those of theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Manual of Ornithology|
|Author||:||Noble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press - 1998-10|