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Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Sternidae - Sterna dougalli

Mandible (Jawbone ) of a Sterna dougalli (Roseate Tern)


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Species Description
The Roseate Tern, a small to medium-sized bird, is native to islands and coastlines. This bird is a little over one foot in length and has a two foot wingspan. The Roseate Tern feeds by plunge-diving into the water to retrieve fish. Its environment in mainly marine, and it is less often associated with fresh water habitats. When breeding, the Roseate tern seldom lays more than two eggs and is not very protective of its young. Other terns in the vicinity take some responsibility for the young.
Skeletal Elements Available

Mandible (Jawbone )

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

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