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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus (MCZ 340266)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Passeriformes - Bombycillidae - Bombycilla - Bombycilla garrulus
Species Description
The Bohemian Waxwing is one of three species of Bombycilla, and the only one not confined to a single continent. These highly nomadic birds eat mostly fruit, but will catch insects during the summer. They breed in open forests and winter wherever fruit is abundant. Their common name comes from Bohemia, and specifically gypsies; it refers to their constant movements and lack of a specific home range. Because the fruit they eat is normally very abundant (although for short periods of time), Bohemian Waxwings do not hold breeding territories. As such, they are one of the few “songbirds” to have no true song.

Specimen Information
Species Bombycilla garrulus (Bohemian Waxwing)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 340266
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 279401
Number of Data Polygons 558806
Date Scanned April 20, 2009
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Abby Grace Drake

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Other Bombycilla garrulus (Bohemian Waxwing) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 340266 Right Femur (Right Femur)
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