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A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo displaying its brightly coloured crest feathers.

A group of elongated feathers on the top of a bird's head, which may be raised during courtship or to indicated alarm. A crest is often a prominent plumage feature, but in some species it is not easily visible when lowered.[1]

The cockatoo family, including the Cockatiel, have prominent crests.


Species with notable crests

In ratites

In waterfowl

In gamebirds

  • The Ruffed Grouse has a triangular crest that may be inconspicuous when lowered.[4]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ Frances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 
  2. ^ Cabot, J., Christie, D.A., Jutglar, F., Sharpe, C.J. & Kirwan, G.M. (2015). Elegant Crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2015). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52452 on 14 September 2015).
  3. ^ Cabot, J., Christie, D.A., Jutglar, F., Garcia, E.F.J., Sharpe, C.J. & Kirwan, G.M. (2015). Quebracho Crested Tinamou (Eudromia formosa). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2015). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52453 on 14 September 2015).
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Stokes, Donald W. and Stokes, Lilian Q. (2010). Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 9770316010504 Check |isbn= value: invalid prefix (help). 
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