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Bone Valley Bird Bone Id Requested.


whowat13

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This bird bone was found in Bone Valley. I was told that it is from a raptor/bird of prey, and would like to find out more about what it was from. I have one more photo that I will add in the first comment.

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-Bill H.

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Not from a raptor; more likely something like a cormorant, where it would have had to support webbed swimming feet.

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Perhaps a stork or similar large wader. Two species of Ciconia are known from the Bone Valley.

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Mike from North Queensland

I am with Opisthotriton a little confused as I can only visualise the bone coming from a bird the size of an Emu as the scale is in inches, not a water bird but am willing to be wrong? The other question is what age is formation in Bone Valley

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I just got a response from Dr. Hulbert at FLMNH. He says it is probably cormorant, Phalacrocorax wetmorei.

He also said that the size does not rule out that species.

Thanks to everyone who helped out.

-Bill H.

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