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Fleshing Out Those Textbook Bones

Why 'diagram' is a dirty word

Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus Skeleton

March 18, 2013

It was always a pigeon. That is, if it wasn't a chicken. But almost always, it was a pigeon.

Your friendly neighborhood domestic pigeon; that middle-of-the-road, generic bird. Easily accessible, devoid of biological eccentricities: It doesn't swim…

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