Well, it’s the second anniversary of the Friday Mystery Object – how time flies! Speaking of flying, I’ve decided to give you a bird skeleton to identify this week. Any idea what this is:
Comments below as usual – I’m sure that some of you will work it out straight-away, so please drop hints rather than give-away the answer to those less familiar with the anatomy of our feathered friends.
Best of luck!
Isn’t that one of those flying creatures from Jurassic Park?
a bird skeleton??
Laugh…Laugh… what a gay life this bird must have led.
Looks like a pelican to me.
Kookaburra? Hard to tell scale, but it looks to me like a smallish bird with a giant head.
Is it a penguin? Not a kookaburra… Lord knows haha
I second Pelican.
I’m going with pelican.
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I’m going for crow, based on an image from ‘Dumbo’ popping into my mind!
I think it’s the one whose beak can hold more than its belly can.
Oh Paolo how could you? Poor Big Bird. The other residents of Sesame Street must be out of their skins worrying you’re going to do the same to them ….
It’s definitely not a pelican, Pelicans have long thin beaks. The beak isn’t right for a Dodo and the body isn’t right for a penguin, it looks like a pair of wings are folded up on it’s back (could be wrong).
If it is what I think it is, there was a movie based on it.
It’s Big Bird from Sesame Street, isn’t it?! I didn’t even know he was dead.
It’s one of Kevin’s babies from Up. Charles Muntz must have nabbed one of them!
I’m going to say Raven or maybe a Magpie.
What it’s not is another competition: : Shoebill stork.
I’m thinking Kingfisher, though the bill looks a little too stout..
A member of the Halcyonidae family, possibly a Kookaburra
If there are two, can they tango? Or carry off a Guiness each?
I put my money in with the kookaburra croud
It must be a Liver Bird. Happy birthday Liver Building in Liverpool.
They’ve hardly aged a day!
I’m going to have to join others in assuming it’s a make of cricket bat (first bat I owned in fact).
I think its a Kookaburra, or similar kingfisher. Shoebills are much, much larger, with very different bills, and long legs. The bill is all wrong for everything else so far suggested too.
Is it a cuckoo?
Its a pelican, pretty sure about that
Naughty Paolo, not including a scale bar…
Definitely not a pelican/penguin/stork/raven/dodo/Big Bird.
As to what it is…Coraciiformes looks more likely. I don’t think it’s a kingfisher, at least not our common kingfisher, as the beak’s the wrong shape – in Alcedo atthis the beak is quite long and thin. So I’m going to go with Halcyonidae, and probably a kookaburra (Dacelo sp.)
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