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The cere is where a birds' nostrils are located on top of the base of the upper mandible. In some families such as hawks, falcons, owls and parrots; the nostrils open through a fleshy covering called a cere. The colour of the cere can be an aid to differentiating among certain species of raptors [1].

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  1. ^ Garrigues, Richard and Dean, Robert (2007). The Birds of Costa Rica. Zona Tropical Publication. ISBN 9780801473739. 
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