Dead Bird Quiz: what did Dennis find? edition

12 10 2013

Dennis Minsky is back on the beat in Provincetown, and on his recent survey, he turned up these intriguing specimens. The first is little more than a skull and string of vertebrae, and the second, though more intact, is quite well rotted. Still, I have faith that you Seanetters may have some ideas.

Bird A: culmen reported as 35mm, but it can be hard to tell when all the feathers and skin are gone...

Bird A: culmen reported as 35mm, but it can be hard to tell when all the feathers and skin are gone…

Bird B

Bird B. Wing chord: 29cm

Bird B, tail and feet

Bird B, tail and feet. Tarsus 45mm

Bird B: culmen 35mm

Bird B: culmen 35mm

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12 10 2013
Wouter van Gestel

Bird A may be a Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia)
Bird B looks like a Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus)

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