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Furcula (Wishbone) of a Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)


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Species Description
The Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla, is a seabird in the Laridae family. It is one of prettiest European gulls. This bird is about 16 inches in length with a wingspan of 35-39 inches. This species inhabits rocky or sandy seashore, open sea, rocky places and cliffs. The Black-legged Kittiwake feeds on small crustaceans and fish. The Kittiwake is able to utilize the sheerest of cliffs to nest. This species disperses all across the North Atlantic.
Skeletal Elements Available

Mandible (Jawbone )

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

Furcula (Wishbone)

Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)

Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones)

Left Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )

Right Femur (Right Femur)

Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)

Sternum (Breast Bone)

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