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Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone) of a Aegolius acadicus (Northern Saw-whet Owl)


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Species Description
The Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) is a tiny Owl that is common to Northern America. It is only 7 inches tall at maturity and has a wingspan of 17 inches. Its chest is barred with dark brown and fawn stripes and it has smaller stripes surrounding it’s grey face and large eyes. The Northern Saw-whet has a distinctive call that is similar to a Saw being sharpened. They are nocturnal hunters and use their exceptional eyesight and hearing to swoop down on small rodents from their perches.
Skeletal Elements Available

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm 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)

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm 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)

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Mandible (Jawbone )
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