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Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone) of the Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina (MCZ 347559)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Passeriformes - Turdidae - Hylocichla - Hylocichla mustelina
Species Description
The Wood Thrush is a relatively common, widely distributed songbird, found in deciduous and mixed forests throughout North America. The Wood Thrush is an omnivore, preferring soil invertebrates and larvae (for which it forages on the forest floor, flipping over leaves with its beak), but will eat fruits. Over half of mated pairs are able to raise two broods per year, but their nests are frequently parasitized by the Brown-Headed Cowbird. The males of the species have one of the most beautiful and recognizable songs in North America; they posses a complicated syrinx (songbox) that allows them to sing two notes at once and harmonize with their own voice. The Wood Thrush also displays a behavior known as “anting”, where a bird picks up ants and rubs them on its feathers; the motive behind this is unknown, but it is possible to acquire defensive secretions from the ants, which are used for medicinal or preening purposes.
Specimen Information
Species Hylocichla mustelina (Wood Thrush)
Element Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 347559
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 22870
Number of Data Polygons 45736
Date Scanned June 29, 2009
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Megan Cooper

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Other Hylocichla mustelina (Wood Thrush) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 347559 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 347559 Mandible (Jawbone )
MCZ 347559 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
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