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Sternum (Breast Bone) of a Ciccaba virgata (Mottled Owl)


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Species Description
The Mottled Owl is a sedentary and highly territorial owl common to the dry forests and jungles of Central and South America. This strictly nocturnal bird is an opportunistic feeder that takes advantage of a varied diet, eating large insects, small mammals and birds, snakes and lizards, which it hunts from a perch. The Mottled Owl is a bold bird; not only will it respond to recorded calls of its own, but will come to investigate calls of other owls.
Skeletal Elements Available

Sternum (Breast Bone)

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

Right Femur (Right Femur)
External Links
Animal Diversity Web
Encyclopedia of Life
Wikipedia Mottled Owl Page

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