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Mandible (Jawbone ) of a Glaucidium gnoma (Northern Pygmy-owl)


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Species Description
The Northern Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium gnoma), is found in North and Central America in habitats ranging from temperate and tropical forests to savannahs and wetlands. It is a small species, only 6 inches long. They typically nest in tree hollows, sometimes occupying old woodpecker holes. Females will lay 2-6 eggs which they incubate constantly while the male hunts for prey. The male will provide food for himself, the female and the young. Their diet consists of a mixture of vertebrates and invertebrates (mammals, birds and large insects).
Skeletal Elements Available

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Mandible (Jawbone )

Sternum (Breast 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)
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