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.
Extinct early birds - Terrorbird and Elephant Moa
Palaeognathae including rhea, emu
Pink footed goose, whooper swan, red breasted merganser
Rodrigues Solitaire, Pigeon or Rock Dove, Tooth-billed pigeon
Sandgrouse and buttonquail - evolutionary position unclear
Capercaille, chicken, peacock
Guan, Curassow and Chachalaca
Channel-billed cuckoo, Asian koel and Australian bustard
Long necked water birds including storks, cranes and hoatzin
Gruiformes including swamphens
Godwits, Stone Curlew. Kagu, Crab Plover and Skua
Puffin, Guillemot, thick-billed murre from the auk family
A King or Emperor Penguin
Cormorants (northern and flightless), gannet and darter
White tailed or sea eagle, osprey
Perching birds including birds of paradise