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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the White-bellied Go-away-bird Corythaixoides leucogaster (MCZ 346026)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Cuculiformes - Musophagidae - Corythaixoides - Corythaixoides leucogaster
Species Description
The White-Bellied Go Away Bird lives in well-wooded areas of East Africa, ranging from the Sudan down to Tanzania; its common name comes from its call, which sounds like “g’way” (go-away). The White-Bellied Go Away Bird has a long tail and short wings, and is a poor flier. However, it is highly arboreal, with a unique foot that makes it easy to climb trees and vines; the 4th toe of each foot is set at a right angle from the others, allowing the Go Away bird to nimbly scamper along branches. Fruit makes up almost the entirety of the White-Bellied Go Away Bird’s diet, which is collects by gleaning from the foliage; it has been known to eat fruits and berries which are poisonous to humans.
Specimen Information
Species Corythaixoides leucogaster (White-bellied Go-away-bird)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 346026
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 µm
Number of Data Points 135649
Number of Data Polygons 271300
Date Scanned May 31, 2008
Scan Technician Michael Krzyzak
Edited By Michael Krzyzak

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