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Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone) of a Cuculus canorus (Common Cuckoo)


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Species Description
The Common Cuckoo is a dove-sized bird which, in Europe, has played a cultural role in serving as a sign that Spring has arrived. In terms of how the Cuckoo reproduce or raise their young, they are brood-parasites. They inhabit the nests of smaller birds and monopolize the food resources for their own young. The Common Cuckoo is a migratory bird that spends its winters in Africa. The Cuckoo spends its springs and summers in Asia or Europe. It inhabits open-land.
Skeletal Elements Available

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

Furcula (Wishbone)

Sternum (Breast Bone)

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