Hi all, My girlfriend is a veterinarian and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She volunteered to write the chapter about avian TCVM techniques for a textbook that her instructor is publishing. Her chapter is a huge undertaking and she is down to the wire with her final (5th or 6th) deadline being in a few days. I've taken hundreds (thousands?) of photos of wild birds and of our peacocks, Mo, Larry and Curly. Unfortunately none of these birds has agreed to one pose in particular, with their cloaca or vent exposed. Seriously, what prudes! If you have such a photo Cindy would be very grateful to use it and to give you credit for the photo. "Our" peacocks are mostly feral so we can't handle them without really stressing them. I searched the web for photos but it's amazing how few photos of bird vents there are available. Here's a few photos of the boys: Thanks!