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Sternum (Breast 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 Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number YPM 111466
Sex Male
Location Denmark: Hjorring, Vra
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 µm
Number of Data Points 149069
Number of Data Polygons 298164
Date Scanned June 22, 2008
Scan Technician Michael Krzyzak
Edited By Michael Dmytriw

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