New on Skullsite, the Bone Blog

Hello visitors of Skullsite,

Our webmaster Jan Jansen has given the Skullsite a complete makeover (a work in progress, so be patient please), and one of the new features is a Bone Blog. Here I plan to post interesting information on skulls and skeletons, tutorials on preparation and other things that may come up, as soon as I’ve figured out how this thing works (I’m not exactly an IT expert). I have a rather busy life with my family and two jobs: biology teacher at a grammar school and curator of Experimental Zoology at Wageningen University, but I hope to be able to post regularly. Your feedback will be most welcome.

Wouter van Gestel, curator

Bearded Vulture, Gypaetus barbatus
Northern Pike , Esox lucius




Skullsite is updating

Welcome to 2.0. After 17 years of duty, the ‘old’ skullsite which had become quite deprecated is finally replaced by a brand new one. We received more than a million visitors since the year 2000, and we hope to continue to attract a lot of visitors from all over the world who share our passion and are interested in birds, bird skulls and anatomy, biology and so on.

Almost 1600 species of birds are present in the database. The custom search functionality that used to be present in the old days is not yet implemented yet, we are working on it.  For determination purposes use the search form  at the bottom of this page to look for species you are interested in, or go to the order and family overview  to browse the photo’s.

If you have any suggestions or questions about the website or anything else, we are happy to hear or answer them. You can leave a reply on this message.


Jan Jansen