The "Bird Folk," in Gregory Benford's and Larry Niven's Bowl Of Heaven have:
a head (big and narrow);
a nose (long) between two eyes (large);
a beak-like mouth;
arms (two, spindly and long) ending in hands (complicated);
They carry and finger objects, visibly talk to one another and display body language. The human explorers call them "Bird Folk" because of their appearance.
I question whether eyes, nose and mouth have to be distributed on a head in ways that would be instantly recognizable by human beings especially after crossing an interstellar distance, also that arms and legs have to be two of each. See here.