Today I have this bird skull for you to identify from the Horniman’s collections:
I think it’s a pretty characteristic one, but it’s not very complete, so let’s see how you do.
You can put your suggestions, comments and questions below and I’ll do my best to answer. Good luck!
Pffff… I’n alnost sure this is a loveable and colourful small auk.
I don’t think it can be that, Ric, because orcs are mythical creatures.
whaa…mific you say… but I saw them in a documentory about jewelry once…
That’s what you get for watching the National Geographic channel in its current state.
I think this is what featured on Jake’s special slot on Autumnwatch.
That’s what I think too. (PS. I got mine as a swap with Mrs Powell).
I didn’t actually swap Mrs Powell for them, though.
Er… Barbara Powell… are you one and the same lady as the aforementioned Mrs Powell, purveyor of fine osteological specimens to the young gentry of central Scotland?
Indeed so, and if you watched the aforementioned program I would like to add that the eggs Jake said I gave him were mermaid’s purses, incase any of the local constabulary are logged in.
Phew! I am not Constabulary, but thank you for your explanation.
Something in the Charadriiformes. And yes I did shout the name out later on haha.
This arctic brother is a bit of a clown
My first thought was to look through coots and rails, but none matched this fellow.
No, this chap is a different order altogether.
Hmmmmm….corniculata or cirrhat?
Arghhh! Arctica? Artica. Final answer.