Overview

wattle


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

In birds, a bare, fleshy area of skin, often highly coloured and pendulous, that usually hangs from the gape, around the eye, or on the throat. Wattles are used mainly in display and some are moulted annually.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.