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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the King Rail Rallus elegans (MCZ 343316)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Gruiformes - Rallidae - Rallus - Rallus elegans
Species Description
The King Rail is the largest North American rail, found in the freshwater and brackish marshes and tidal flats of eastern North America. It possesses a long, down-curved bill, which it uses to forage in shallow water for aquatic insects and crustaceans; it will also capture insects away from the water, but will take any prey items caught on land to the water and dunk them before consumption. The Common Rail is mostly diurnal, foraging in areas with concealing cover, and individuals that live in tidal areas will usually go out onto to the shore to feed during low tide. Crayfish are a preferred food, and males will present crayfish to females during courtship.
Specimen Information
Species Rallus elegans (King Rail)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 343316
Sex
Location
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 34617
Number of Data Polygons 69230
Date Scanned July 13, 2008
Scan Technician Michael Krzyzak
Edited By Michael Krzyzak
 
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