Definitely more than one bird! At least 3 exemplares of common quail ( Coturnix coturnix) and one large lark(?). I have to check my collection for that particular one. Surely not bulbul... Greetings, Attila
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> On 14 Mar 2016, at 13:44, Herbert Böhm <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Does anyone know these bird bones? I think, most of them (but not all of them) came from just one species and it might be a passerine (but I´m definitely not an bird expert). I´m wondering if these could be the remains of bulbuls (Pycnonotus (barbatus?), since they are quite common in this area (egypt, just south of cairo, nile valley) and the bones were found in layers close to the surface.
> Does anyone have photos of skeletal elements of bulbuls or have an idea which species could be represented? Unfortunately, there is no reference collection on site and there is no way to get the bones out of the excavation building.
> Thanks in advance - any hint is highly welcomed!
> I´m sorry for the bad quality of the photo...
> greetings and all the best
> Mag. Herbert Böhm
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