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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus (MCZ 346018)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Coraciiformes - Bucerotidae - Tockus - Tockus erythrorhynchus
Species Description
The Red-Billed Hornbill is a small hornbill found in the savannah and woodland of sub-Saharan Africa. It is an almost entirely terrestrial forager, eating insects, fruit, seeds, eggs and small lizards, with rare scavenging of rodents. Its long, red, casque-less bill (which is supported by fused neck vertebrae) is used to dig for food and its long tail is used to prop up the bird during vertical perches. Like all hornbills, it nests in tree cavities, with the female and eggs sealed in, with only a large enough hole for the male to pass food to the female. Once the chicks get big enough, the female will break out and begin aiding her mate in foraging. The Red-Billed Hornbill will form flocks outside of the breeding season, but will defend breeding territory against other members of its species; however, it will remain gregarious with other hornbill species, with peaceful territory overlap.
Specimen Information
Species Tockus erythrorhynchus (Red-billed Hornbill)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 346018
Sex Male
Location Kenya, Loperot, Turkana
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 588295
Number of Data Polygons 1176590
Date Scanned June 15, 2008
Scan Technician Michael Krzyzak
Edited By Michael Krzyzak
 
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Other Tockus erythrorhynchus (Red-billed Hornbill) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 346018 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 346018 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 346018 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 346018 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 346018 Mandible (Jawbone )
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