Liz F

Joined: Dec 23, 2017 Last Active: Dec 03, 2021 iNaturalist

"Perhaps no other group of vertebrates, except possibly the fishes, has been as neglected osteologically as have the birds."
-Stanley John Olsen

Working out bird osteology. You can @ me if you want help with bird bone IDing.
I'd also appreciate marking bird skeletal remains as "dead" or adding them into the Skulls and Bones project so I can find them better. A lot of bird bones are stuck at incorrect IDs, and it's challenging to find and correct them.
Bird Skull and Pelvis vs Mammal Skull and Pelvis
Differentiating Accipitriformes Skulls (Simplified, USA)
Peacock, Chicken, and Duck Pelvis Comparison (Essentially how to differentiate landfowl vs waterfowl pelvises)

If you have questions about my IDs, if I IDed something wrong, or if you think I missed your notification, feel free to @ me

I don't have frequent access to my computer and notifications pile up, sorry for slow or missed replies. Trying to get more active again (5/14/21)

Shared account with Geronimo. I just post his observations on occasion, as tagged, all IDs and posts are me.

Prolife pic is skull and crossed tibiotarsuses of a domestic muscovy duck

So I don't inundate iNaturalist with too many bird bone journal posts, I've now created a blogspot: Avian Osteology. If you're curious for a comprehensive list of bird bone IDing resources, that is the best that I know of.

(below link massive reference list for bird bones. for personal ease of access, but if anyone is curious feel free to use it)
Bird Osteology Quick Links

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