Lark Sparrow

Bird Wing Part Names

Identifying Birds

Knowing the names of the parts of a bird's wing allows you to make accurate notes to help identify an individual bird. The accuracy of such notes will be enhanced by the use of the terms shown above. Knowing the terminology helps you focus your attention on specific parts of a bird as you observe it. Sometimes such details as the color of the speculum or wing linings will identify a bird.

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