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Mandible (Jawbone ) of a Upupa epops (Hoopoe)

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Species Description
The Hoopoe (pronounced: Hu-pu) is the national bird of Israel. This bird has a distinctive crest of long orange feathers with black tips that frame its head and a fawn colored body with black barring on wings. It uses it's long tapering beak and and strong cranial musculature to probe for invertebrates in the ground. Hoopoes are found in a variety of habitats throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. The European and northern Asian populations migrate south in the winter.
Skeletal Elements Available

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Sternum (Breast Bone)

Mandible (Jawbone )

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
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