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Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone) of the Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus (MCZ 346018)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Coraciiformes - Bucerotidae - Tockus - Tockus erythrorhynchus
Species Description
The Red-Billed Hornbill is a small hornbill found in the savannah and woodland of sub-Saharan Africa. It is an almost entirely terrestrial forager, eating insects, fruit, seeds, eggs and small lizards, with rare scavenging of rodents. Its long, red, casque-less bill (which is supported by fused neck vertebrae) is used to dig for food and its long tail is used to prop up the bird during vertical perches. Like all hornbills, it nests in tree cavities, with the female and eggs sealed in, with only a large enough hole for the male to pass food to the female. Once the chicks get big enough, the female will break out and begin aiding her mate in foraging. The Red-Billed Hornbill will form flocks outside of the breeding season, but will defend breeding territory against other members of its species; however, it will remain gregarious with other hornbill species, with peaceful territory overlap.
Specimen Information
Species Tockus erythrorhynchus (Red-billed Hornbill)
Element Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 346018
Sex Male
Location Kenya, Loperot, Turkana
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 22926
Number of Data Polygons 45848
Date Scanned March 05, 2010
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Abby Grace Drake

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Other Tockus erythrorhynchus (Red-billed Hornbill) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 346018 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 346018 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 346018 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 346018 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 346018 Mandible (Jawbone )
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