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Rhinotheca: Bird Term of the Day

lovebird, pet bird, rhinotheca, beak 
Courtesy Stephanie Wilson, Illinois
The rhinotheca is the horn-like covering of a pet bird's upper beak. Lovebird Crystal shows off her rhinotheca as destroys a yummy Bird Talk bind-in card.

Rhinotheca: (noun) The covering of the upper beak of a parrot, 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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TC, Houston, TX
Posted: 10/14/2010 4:53:52 PM
Don't think I've heard that term before.
Elaine, Darien, IL
Posted: 10/14/2010 1:31:28 PM
My love bird does the same thing with all of my mail if she can get to it! :)
Terry, Houston, TX
Posted: 10/13/2010 3:45:45 PM
That's exaclty what my lovebird did.
J, N, CA
Posted: 10/13/2010 10:02:26 AM
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