The lungs are
a well developed structure in the bird. The bronchi lead into the
lung and they branch into the parabronchi (not visible). Syrinx is
the voice mechanism and is at the joining of the trachea and the bronchi.
system consists of numerous air sacs. These are the interclavicular
air sacs. This picture shows them reflected but they would normally
lay down over the trachea near the lungs.
shows the positioning of the cervical air sac. It lies just dorsal
to the trachea on the anterior portion of the lungs. Other air sacs exist
but we were unsuccessful in locating them.