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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Black Stork Ciconia nigra (MCZ 346997)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Ciconiiformes - Ciconiidae - Ciconia - Ciconia nigra
Species Description
The Black Stork is a widespread but rare bird in Central and Eastern Europe; a strong migrant, most populations winter in Africa and India. This broad-winged soaring bird has the widest geographical range of any stork, though it relies thermals to fly. It lives in marshy wetlands, where it feeds on amphibians and insects. Like most storks, it hunts by eyesight; the Black Stork extends its wings to make an umbrella over its head, blocking out sunlight and reducing the distraction of reflection on the water. The bill and legs of the Black Stork are scarlet red, with the color intensifying during mating season.
Specimen Information
Species Ciconia nigra (Black Stork)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 346997
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 70332
Number of Data Polygons 140666
Date Scanned June 01, 2009
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Megan Cooper

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