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Furcula (Wishbone) of the Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus (MCZ 346739)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Psittaciformes - Psittacidae - Anodorhynchus - Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Species Description
The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest of the macaws, and the largest flying parrot (outweighed only by the Kakapo of New Zealand). Its numbers decimated by the pet trade, only three main populations exist in the wild, all of which are confined to semi-open woodlands in Brazil. Highly recognizable by its vibrant blue plumage, the Hyacinth Macaw feeds mostly on nuts and seeds, which it uses its large beak to crack; the beak is strong enough to even crack through coconuts. It will also, on occasion, eat fruits and other vegetable matter, and has been observed to take snails (which it opens much the same way as is does nuts). The Hyacinth Macaw is a very social and vocal bird, and is also long-lived, living up to 50 years.
Specimen Information
Species Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus (Hyacinth Macaw)
Element Furcula (Wishbone)
Specimen Number MCZ 346739
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 138334
Number of Data Polygons 69174
Date Scanned July 09, 2009
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Megan Cooper

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Other Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus (Hyacinth Macaw) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 346739 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 346739 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 346739 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 346739 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 346739 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
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