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Furcula (Wishbone) of the Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus (YPM 105038)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Cuculiformes - Cuculidae - Cuculus canorus
Species Description
The Common Cuckoo is a dove-sized bird which, in Europe, has played a cultural role in serving as a sign that Spring has arrived. In terms of how the Cuckoo reproduce or raise their young, they are brood-parasites. They inhabit the nests of smaller birds and monopolize the food resources for their own young. The Common Cuckoo is a migratory bird that spends its winters in Africa. The Cuckoo spends its springs and summers in Asia or Europe. It inhabits open-land.
Specimen Information
Species Cuculus canorus (Common Cuckoo)
Element Furcula (Wishbone)
Specimen Number YPM 105038
Sex Female
Location Egypt: Matruh, Bahig
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 25258
Number of Data Polygons 12631
Date Scanned June 07, 2010
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Maggie Johnson

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Other Cuculus canorus (Common Cuckoo) Elements
Specimen Element
YPM 105038 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 105038 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 105038 Sternum (Breast Bone)
YPM 105038 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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