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Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone) of the Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata (YPM 111466)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae - Numenius - Numenius arquata
Species Description
The Eurasian Curlew is a semi-migratory wading bird found in temperate Europe and Asia during the breeding season, with some populations moving southward in the winter. It breeds damp, grassy areas, including moors, peat bogs and mossy heathlands, and winters on muddy shores and flats along estuaries, bays and lagoons. The Eurasian Curlew is the largest wader in its range, and is identifiable by its long, downward-curved bill; this distinctive bill is the longest, on average, in adult females. It feeds by probing the mud with its long beak, searching for small invertebrates, and will also pluck crabs and worms off of the surface; on rare occasions, it will take small rodents and birds. The Eurasian Curlew’s name comes from its call, which is a loud “curloo-oo”.
Specimen Information
Species Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew)
Element Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
Specimen Number YPM 111466
Sex Male
Location Denmark: Hjorring, Vra
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 150987
Number of Data Polygons 75484
Date Scanned July 20, 2009
Scan Technician Stephanie John
Edited By Rachael Martinez

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Other Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew) Elements
Specimen Element
YPM 111466 Furcula (Wishbone)
YPM 111466 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 111466 Sternum (Breast Bone)
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