Parrot Skull (Genra Psittacidae, subfamily Arinae): I’m pretty sure this is a macaw, although I’m not sure which species. Parrot skulls are unique among birds in that they have a craniofacial hindge which giving them the ability to move their upper beak independently of the rest of their cranium and allowing them to manipulate food items with great dexterity.
You can clearly see the joint in this picture. I love the tracery of channels for blood vessels and nerves that cover the surface of the skull and beak.
I found this resting on the forest floor in Panama, a rather bizarre sight, I remember it vividly because it was sitting bleached white on top of the dark, moldering leaf litter. I looked for the lower mandible and other bones in the area but never found any other remains.
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