Functional morphology of the jaw muscles of two species of imperial pigeons, Ducula aenea nicobarica and Ducula badia insignis.

@article{Bhattacharyya1989FunctionalMO,
  title={Functional morphology of the jaw muscles of two species of imperial pigeons, Ducula aenea nicobarica and Ducula badia insignis.},
  author={Bula Bhattacharyya},
  journal={Gegenbaurs morphologisches Jahrbuch},
  year={1989},
  volume={135 4},
  pages={573-618}
}
1. The functional morphological study of the jaw muscles of 2 species of Imperial Pigeons, Ducula aenea nicobarica and Ducula badia insignis has revealed that the structural variations of the bill, osteological and connective tissue elements, and muscles of the jaw apparatus may be correlated to functional diversity in the fruit-eating adaptation of these birds. 2. Both the species of Ducula possess moderately long, thick and stout bill with flexion zones inside, elongated orbital process of… CONTINUE READING