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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus (MCZ 347338)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Piciformes - Ramphastidae - Ramphastos - Ramphastos sulfuratus
Species Description
The Keel-Billed Toucan (also known as the Sulfur-Breasted or Rainbow-Billed Toucan) lives in southern Mexico, down through Central America and into Venezuela and Colombia. The national bird of Belize, it is a highly social bird, traveling in small family groups and rarely seen alone. The Keel-Billed Toucan roosts in holes in trees, often with several other toucans; to conserve space, the birds tuck their tails and beaks underneath their bodies. A poor flyer, it hops through the trees of subtropical and lowland rainforests collecting fruits (which it swallows whole) and small quantities of eggs, insects and small reptiles. During mating seasons, males will sometimes “duel” with their long bills, which can comprise up to 1/3 of the total body length of the bird.
Specimen Information
Species Ramphastos sulfuratus (Keel-billed Toucan)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 347338
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 µm
Number of Data Points 185465
Number of Data Polygons 370926
Date Scanned June 01, 2009
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Rachael Martinez

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