White-bellied Sea-eagle forked tongue

To: "'Peter Shute'" <>, "'Tony Ashton'" <>, "'Birding-Aus'" <>
Subject: White-bellied Sea-eagle forked tongue
From: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 14:35:56 +1000

All or most birds have forked tongues.  The fork is at the rear of the elevated section of the tongue. Bird tongues have an arrowhead shape section sitting on a cylindrical base section.  Having handled thousands of birds for banding the tongue looks like any other bird’s tongue to me or am I missing something?


Greg Clancy


From: Birding-Aus <> On Behalf Of Peter Shute
Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:24 AM
To: Tony Ashton <>; Birding-Aus <>
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] White-bellied Sea-eagle forked tongue


It's just in a V shape, isn't it?


Peter Shute


From: Birding-Aus <m("","birding-aus-bounces");">> on behalf of Tony Ashton <m("","tonyashton0");">>
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:48:51 PM
To: Birding-Aus <m("","birding-aus");">>
Subject: [Birding-Aus] White-bellied Sea-eagle forked tongue


Hi all,


Can't puzzle out why the bird pictured (seen at TownCommon Cons. Pk. yesterday appears to have curved forked extension to tongue. 




Tony Ashton

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