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Bird Skull

Observed: 6th March 2010 By: Iris003Iris003’s reputation in BirdsIris003’s reputation in BirdsIris003’s reputation in Birds
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Very long beak, surrounded by feathers.
Please can somebody identify the bird this belonged to?

    Likely ID
    Bird Skull
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


Apus's picture

Bird skull

Without a measurement, it's difficult to be sure but it could be a heron - they've had a very hard time in this cold winter.

bobthebirder's picture


You can get an idea of how small this skull is by looking at the size of the hairs on the leaves to the left. So too small for a heron I think. Without the lower mandible this is a very tricky task indeed, but perhaps a water rail?

Bob Ford

Iris003's picture


Dear Bob, the beak does seem to match with the water rail in my book. Do you think that the feathers match?