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Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones) of a Clangula hyemalis (Long-tailed Duck)


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Species Description
The Oldsquaw, or Long-Tailed Duck, is a seaduck, and the only member of its genus. A migratory bird, it breeds in the tundra pools and marshes of northern Canada, Europe and Russia, but winters along the coasts of North America and Europe – the Baltic Sea is a common wintering location. The Long-Tailed Duck feeds on mollusks, crustaceans and the occasional fish, which it catches by surface diving, sometimes to depths of up to 200 feet. While it does also feed at the surface, the Long-Tailed Duck spends the most time underwater relative to surface time when feeding of any duck.
Skeletal Elements Available

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

Furcula (Wishbone)

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Sternum (Breast Bone)

Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
External Links
Encyclopedia of Life
Wikipedia Long-tailed Duck Page

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