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Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones) of the Eastern Screech Owl Otus asio (MCZ 343763)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Strigiformes - Strigidae - Megascops - Otus asio
Species Description
The Eastern Screech Owl has one of the broadest ecological niches of any North American owl, breeding in the deciduous and mixed woods of the eastern United States and parts of Canada. It eats mostly large insects, though will also take small birds and mammals (mostly rodents); the Eastern Screech Owl can eat up to 1/4 to 1/3 of its weight each night. Like many owls, it is a sit-and-wait predator, hunting from perches in open woodland. Once prey is spotted, it will swoop to capture with its talons, though it has also been known to take insects on the wing; small prey is swallowed whole, while larger prey is taken back to the perch to be torn apart.
Specimen Information
Species Otus asio (Eastern Screech Owl)
Element Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
Specimen Number MCZ 343763
Sex Male
Location Mass., Sagamore Beach
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 68262
Number of Data Polygons 34131
Date Scanned July 06, 2010
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Maggie Johnson
 
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Other Otus asio (Eastern Screech Owl) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 343763 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 343763 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343763 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
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