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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi (MCZ 343706)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Ciconiiformes - Ardeidae - Ardea - Ardea cocoi
Species Description
The Cocoi Heron is a bird of natural wetlands, feeding in shallow to deep water along lakeshores, rivers and swamps (either fresh or saltwater) throughout South America. It is the largest South American heron, and feeds in typical large-heron fashion: by stalking through the wetlands and using head tilting for better vision. The Cocoi Heron’s diet consists mainly of large fish, but it will also eat frogs, insects and aquatic invertebrates. Though it is a solitary bird, it will feed in mixed-species groups when food is prevalent; in these situations, it has been known to steal food from other birds.
Specimen Information
Species Ardea cocoi (Cocoi Heron)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 343706
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 µm
Number of Data Points 47963
Number of Data Polygons 95930
Date Scanned May 30, 2008
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Rachael Martinez

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