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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Guianan Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola Rupicola (MCZ 343699)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Passeriformes - Cotingidae - Rupicola - Rupicola Rupicola
Species Description
The Guinean Cock-of-the-Rock is the smaller of the two cocks-of-the-rock, found in the humid forests of the Guinean Shield (northern South America). It eats mainly fruits, but will also take invertebrates, frogs and small reptiles. The male Guinean Cock-of-the-Rock is clearly distinguishable by the bright orange half-crest on the head, which is used during competitive displays; during the mating displays, the males display this crest and plumage so much that the bill and tail of the bird become entirely obscured. After mating, the female is solely responsible for the eggs, which are incubated in a mud and plant material nest that is attached to the side of a rock with saliva.
Specimen Information
Species Rupicola Rupicola (Guianan Cock-of-the-rock)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 343699
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 248510
Number of Data Polygons 496996
Date Scanned June 12, 2008
Scan Technician Michael Krzyzak
Edited By Michael Krzyzak

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