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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Hill Myna Gracula religiosa (MCZ 346875)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Passeriformes - Sturnidae - Gracula - Gracula religiosa
Species Description
The Hill Myna is a member of the starling family, resident in the forested hills of south and southeast Asia. It is almost entirely arboreal, preferring to dwell in trees near the edge of the forest, where it eats fruit, nectar and occasional insects; this diet makes it an important pollinator and seed disperser. The Hill Myna is highly sought for aviculture (the raising of birds) and as a pet; while it is a renowned mimic in captivity, it is not known to mimic in the wild. Several subspecies of the Hill Myna have been found scattered on islands of southeast Asia, but populations in certain areas have decreased or disappeared completely, due to the pet trade.
Specimen Information
Species Gracula religiosa (Hill Myna)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 346875
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 92562
Number of Data Polygons 185132
Date Scanned June 10, 2008
Scan Technician Michael Krzyzak
Edited By Michael Krzyzak

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