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Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone) of a Speotyto cunicularia (Burrowing Owl)


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Species Description
The Burrowing Owl (Speotyto cunicularia) is a very small owl that is only slightly larger than a robin. They live in burrows in open prairie and range lands with low vegetation throughout North and South America. They are brown to buff and do not have ear tufts. They are diurnal and hunt small mammals, reptiles and insects. Interestingly, they are not completely carnivorous like other owls and will eat fruit and seeds especially the fruit of cacti.
Skeletal Elements Available

Mandible (Jawbone )

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

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

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

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

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

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

Sternum (Breast Bone)

Mandible (Jawbone )

Mandible (Jawbone )

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Sternum (Breast Bone)

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

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

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

Mandible (Jawbone )
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