Avian Jaw Function: Adaptation of the Seven–Muscle System and a Review

@article{Bhattacharyya2012AvianJF,
  title={Avian Jaw Function: Adaptation of the Seven–Muscle System and a Review},
  author={Bhabatarak Bhattacharyya},
  journal={Proceedings of the Zoological Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={66},
  pages={75-85}
}
Avian jaw function is the most interesting part of the feeding apparatus, and essential in the life of birds. The usual seven jaw muscles in birds are highly adapted for diverse food-getting devices through muscular modifications as well as changes in kinesis of the skeletal components of the skull. In the first part I have described from an introspection of my earlier works, the functional morphology of the seven jaw muscles in different birds in four functional groups such as, adductors of… CONTINUE READING