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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 2707-2710
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.324


Morphometrical Analysis of the Wing of the Blue-And-Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) With Reference to the Aerodynamics
S. Bhargavi1, S. Venkatesan2, Geetha Ramesh1 and T.A. Kannan3*
1Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai- 600 007, India
2School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of the West Indies, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
3Centre for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai- 600 007, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Knowledge about the morphological adaptations of body and wing in birds helps to know about their aerodynamic performance. The present study was aimed to analyze the morphometry of the wing of the blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) with reference to aerodynamics. Various aerodynamic measurements namely body weight, body length, wing span, wing area, wing load and aspect ratio were measured in three adult male birds. The wings were short, elliptical and rounded. The mean value of body weight, body length, wing length, wing span, wing area, wing load and aspect ratio of the blue and yellow macaw were 1080 ± 95.34 g, 174.46 ± 4.87 cm, 34.67 ± 4.87 cm, 77.4 ± 3.67 cm, 1294 ± 54.32 cm2, 0.834 ± 0.01cm-2 and 4.626 ± 0.57 respectively. The low aspect ratio suggested ability to maneuver tightly in confined spaces like dense vegetation. All anatomical and aerodynamical measurements concluded that blue-and-yellow macaw was adapted to flapping flight.


Keywords: Morphometry, Wing, Blue-and-yellow macaw, Aerodynamics
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Bhargavi, S., S. Venkatesan, Geetha Ramesh and Kannan, T.A. 2017. Morphometrical Analysis of the Wing of the Blue-And-Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) With Reference to the AerodynamicsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 2707-2710. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.324