Birds

Photographs of articulated bird skeletons in rough evolutionary groups

 

Courtesy of the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge.

For reference, academic and educational use only. No commercial reproduction is permitted.

With many thanks to the staff and volunteers working on this project as part of the

conservation of the bird skeletons of the museum.

Palaeognathes
Extinct early birds - Terrorbird and Elephant Moa
Ratites
Palaeognathae including rhea, emu
Goose, swan and ducks
Pink footed goose, whooper swan, red breasted merganser
Flamingoes
Phoenicopterus
Pigeons inc Rodrigues Solitaire
Rodrigues Solitaire, Pigeon or Rock Dove, Tooth-billed pigeon
Sandgrouse
Sandgrouse and buttonquail - evolutionary position unclear
Grouse
Capercaille, chicken, peacock
Landfowl
Guan, Curassow and Chachalaca
Cuckoo, koel and bustard
Channel-billed cuckoo, Asian koel and Australian bustard
Storks and Cranes
Long necked water birds including storks, cranes and hoatzin
Rails and Crakes
Gruiformes including swamphens
Waders
Godwits, Stone Curlew. Kagu, Crab Plover and Skua
Puffins and guillemots
Puffin, Guillemot, thick-billed murre from the auk family
Penguins
A King or Emperor Penguin
Wandering albatross - Diomedea exulans -
Petrel and albatross
Cormorants
Cormorants (northern and flightless), gannet and darter
Spoonbills
Spoonbill and hamerkop
Birds of Prey
White tailed or sea eagle, osprey
Parrots
Parrots and hornbills
Passerines
Perching birds including birds of paradise
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