Goose, Swan and Ducks - Early water birds

Pink footed goose, Whooper swan, Red-breasted merganser, Cape Barren Goose and Horned Screamer skeletons,

part of the early evolution of water birds of the Neognathes branch. 

Anser brachyrhynchus, Cygnus cygnus, Mergus serrator  and Cereopsis novaehollandiae and Anhima cornuta skeletons.

 

Note, the red breasted merganser skeleton has a cartilage chamber in the chest preserved, which may be an air sac.

 

Courtesy of the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge

Pink footed goose skeleton
Pink footed goose skeleton

Anser brachyrhynchus

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Pink footed goose skeleton
Pink footed goose skeleton

Anser brachyrhynchus

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Pink footed goose skeleton
Pink footed goose skeleton

Anser brachyrhynchus

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Pink footed goose skeleton
Pink footed goose skeleton

Anser brachyrhynchus

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Pink footed goose skeleton
Pink footed goose skeleton

Anser brachyrhynchus

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Pink footed goose skeleton
Pink footed goose skeleton

Anser brachyrhynchus

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Whooper swan - 8245
Whooper swan - 8245

Cygnus cygnus

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Whooper swan - 8246
Whooper swan - 8246

Cygnus cygnus

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Whooper swan - 8247
Whooper swan - 8247

Cygnus cygnus

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Whooper swan - 8248
Whooper swan - 8248

Cygnus cygnus

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Whooper swan - 8249
Whooper swan - 8249

Cygnus cygnus -

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Whooper swan - 8251
Whooper swan - 8251

Cygnus cygnus

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Red breasted merganser - 1959
Red breasted merganser - 1959

Mergus serrator

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Red breasted merganser - 1965
Red breasted merganser - 1965

Mergus serrator

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Red breasted merganser - 1964
Red breasted merganser - 1964

Mergus serrator

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Red breasted merganser - 1957
Red breasted merganser - 1957

Mergus serrator

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Red breasted merganser - 1960
Red breasted merganser - 1960

Mergus serrator

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Red breasted merganser - 1962
Red breasted merganser - 1962

Mergus serrator

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Cape Barren goose - 07
Cape Barren goose - 07

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

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Cape Barren goose - 05
Cape Barren goose - 05

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

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Cape Barren goose - 04
Cape Barren goose - 04

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

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Cape Barren goose - 03
Cape Barren goose - 03

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

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Cape Barren goose- 02
Cape Barren goose- 02

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

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Cape Barren goose - 01
Cape Barren goose - 01

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

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Horned Screamer - 9580
Horned Screamer - 9580

Anhima cornuta

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Horned Screamer - 9586
Horned Screamer - 9586

Anhima cornuta

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Horned Screamer - 9585
Horned Screamer - 9585

Anhima cornuta

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Horned Screamer - 9581
Horned Screamer - 9581

Anhima cornuta

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Horned Screamer - 9584
Horned Screamer - 9584

Anhima cornuta

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Horned Screamer - 9583
Horned Screamer - 9583

Anhima cornuta

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