What is a Gular Sac?

What is a Gular Sac?

A Gular Sac is the throat pouch on some birds.

A Gular Sac is a featherless pouch, or bag, or sac, that is formed by the skin from the lower beak to the neck.

Pelican

It is used to store fish.

Examples of birds that have a Gular Sac include the Frigate Bird, Pelican, Marabou Stork, and Hornbill. 

Pelican
Southern Ground Hornbill
Maribou Stork

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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