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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula (MCZ 347332)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Passeriformes - Icteridae - Icterus - Icterus galbula
Species Description
The Baltimore Oriole, so named because its colors resembled those on the coat of arms of Lord Baltimore, is the state bird of Maryland; the recognizable bright plumage of the male is not attained until the bird’s second autumn. Though it prefers to breed in deciduous or mixed forests of eastern North America, it has adapted well to suburban and urban areas, as well. The Baltimore Oriole eats insects, berries and nectar, and has been known to frequent hummingbird feeders; it forages in trees and shrubs, occasionally making short flights to catch insects on the wing. Its preferred food, however, is caterpillars – large ones are smashed against a rock to break them open and avoid the setae (stiff, hair-like structures on the skin).
Specimen Information
Species Icterus galbula (Baltimore Oriole)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 347332
Sex Female
Location Fall River, Mass.
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 57818
Number of Data Polygons 115632
Date Scanned July 30, 2009
Scan Technician Michael Krzyzak
Edited By Michael Krzyzak
 
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Other Icterus galbula (Baltimore Oriole) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 347332 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
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