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Mandible (Jawbone ) of a Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra)


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Species Description
The Laughing Kookaburra is a carnivorous bird from Australia with a distinctive call that sounds like it is laughing. If feeds on snakes, small mammals, and even the young of other birds. These birds are common in suburban environments and quite friendly with people.
Skeletal Elements Available

Mandible (Jawbone )

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Sternum (Breast Bone)

Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)

Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)

Furcula (Wishbone)
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