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Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone) of the Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus (MCZ 346743)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Pelecaniformes - Phalacrocoracidae - Phalacrocorax - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Species Description
The Pelagic Cormorant lives in the North Pacific, wintering the open ocean and breeding along the coasts; its North American range extends from Alaska south to Baja Mexico. If the nesting site is still acceptable, Pelagic Cormorants will return to it repeatedly, with successive rebuilds resulting in nests up to five feet deep. It is a foot-propelled pursuit diver, using its wings to steer; the Pelagic Cormorant can dive as deep as 30m to reach the small, bottom-dwelling, non-schooling fish that comprise its typical diet. Unlike many seabirds, its plumage is not waterproof, necessitating preening and drying of feathers after dives.
Specimen Information
Species Phalacrocorax pelagicus (Pelagic Cormorant)
Element Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 346743
Sex
Location
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 222759
Number of Data Polygons 445498
Date Scanned June 13, 2009
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Rachael Martinez
 
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