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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Black Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina (MCZ 343601)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Gruiformes - Gruidae - Balearica - Balearica pavonina
Species Description
The Black-Crowned Crane lives in the dry savannahs south of the Sahara. Opportunistic feeders, they subsist on a wide variety of foods, including grasses, insects, and small reptiles and mammals. They are one of two species of cranes that are capable of nesting in trees, which are usually found alongside the marshes and lakes the cranes need for foraging. The national bird of Nigeria, they are identifiable by their crown of feathers on the top of their heads.

Specimen Information
Species Balearica pavonina (Black Crowned Crane)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 343601
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 543998
Number of Data Polygons 1088050
Date Scanned July 20, 2009
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Megan Cooper

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