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Gnathotheca: Bird Term of the Day

Definitions of words used by pet bird enthusiasts with the pet bird slant.

sun conure, lower beak, rhinotheca 
Courtesy Elaine Girardi, Maryland
The covering of a bird's lower beak is called the gnathotheca.

gnathotheca: (noun) The covering of the lower beak, which is a keratin surface. Keratin is the tough and fibrous protein substance that forms the outer layer of epidermal structures, such as horns and nails.

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Posted: 8/9/2011 8:19:02 AM
valerie, glen oaks, NY
Posted: 7/28/2011 7:31:50 PM
A pronounciation guide would be helpful.
Barbara, Kerrville, TX
Posted: 4/26/2011 8:55:00 PM
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