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Aves - Neognathae - Coraciiformes - Cerylidae - Megaceryle - Megaceryle torquata

Mandible (Jawbone ) of a Megaceryle torquata (Ringed Kingfisher)


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Species Description
The Ringed Kingfisher is a large species of Kingfisher distributed from the southernmost tip of South America to southern Texas. It is a noisy and territorial bird that does not migrate. The Ringed Kingfishers are distinguished by their bright red breast feathers and the white collars around their necks. They have bluish grey feathers on their backs. Females have a band of bluish feathers across the chest and an additional stripe of white feathers above the red belly. Kingfishers perch in trees over bodies of water from which they dive headfirst to catch fish below the surface. They build their nests in tunnels they excavate in the sides of riverbanks.
Skeletal Elements Available

Mandible (Jawbone )

Furcula (Wishbone)

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

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Sternum (Breast Bone)

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