Last week I gave you an anthropological object to identify, so this week it’s back to skulls. Here’s one that I recently reunited with its mandible after they had been separated for over 25 years – any idea what species this now complete skull belonged to?
As usual, put your suggestions, observations and questions below and I’ll do my best to give clues and further information. Good luck!
Not a Kiwi – the bill isn’t long enough and I wouldn’t do the same species two weeks in a row… or would I?
Looks like a corvid?
Not a corvid
Can you pick it up?
Yeah, I thought of that one too. Maybe picking up a DVD of stupid stunts?
You can indeed, although not on DVD
First thought, looking on my mobile, was Gannet. Pretty sure that’s wrong, and maybe in the wrong zone entirely.
Are we maybe in Gruiformes?
Lari also occured, but I can’t think of one with such a straight bill, with no hooking at the tip.
Something fishy’s going on here I think.
In other news, I had planned to fly away this week – meaning that I couldn’t make a guess, but sadly that’s not an option.
I’m really no expert, but, looks like a Little CORRECT GROUP from here.
A ha! Chin strap maybe?
I’ve got it, but only due to Jack & David’s clues (Thanks!)
it’s a CORRECT GROUP of some sort
Yes it is
Do these Parade on Philip Island, perchance?
Not these particular ones, but you’re on the right track!
Oh hum. Reading back at the earlier comments, I think I see what type we’re looking at. Jackass!
🙂 Not quite!
Live as far north as the equator?
Not a bittern
Little Blue CORRECT GROUP
Not quite there with the species, but doing well!