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Functional morphology of the tongue muscles of some Indian insect-eating birds.

@article{Bhattacharyya1985FunctionalMO,
  title={Functional morphology of the tongue muscles of some Indian insect-eating birds.},
  author={B. Bhattacharyya},
  journal={Gegenbaurs morphologisches Jahrbuch},
  year={1985},
  volume={131 1},
  pages={
          93-123
        }
}
  • B. Bhattacharyya
  • Published 1985
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Gegenbaurs morphologisches Jahrbuch
  • In the complex feeding apparatus of birds, the tongue muscles also play an important role like the jaw muscles. Among the passerine birds, the tongue muscles exhibit greater structural uniformity than the jaw muscles. The elaborate system of extrinsic tongue musculature brings about all necessary movements of the tongue. The intrinsic tongue musculature in all the birds studied is extremely weak and reduced. The principal tongue muscles are better developed in Turdoides and Copsychus than in… CONTINUE READING
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