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Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone) of a Ninox novaeseelandiae (Southern Boobook)

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Species Description
The Southern Boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae is native to New Zealand, Australia and some of the surrounding islands. This nocturnal bird mostly hunts by pouncing on its prey from a perch but is also able to agilely pursue prey such as insects on the wing. It lives either singly, in pairs or sometimes in small family groups in habitats with trees. It is the smallest (25-29cm in length) and most common of the Australian owl species. Boobook is its aboriginal name and refers to the call the owl makes. It is also known as the Morepork or Ruru.
Skeletal Elements Available

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)

Mandible (Jawbone )
External Links
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