-Size: 6"L x 2&¼"W x 2&¼"H
-Species: Gymnogyps califonianus
-Notes: The California condor is a New World vulture native to North America and historically ranged the entire Pacific coast. The largest flying bird in North America, the condor became extinct in the wild in the late 1980’s due to lead poisoning, habitat destruction and poaching. An intensive conservation program led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sought to collect all remaining wild condors for a captive breeding program in an effort to save the species. The success of the program resulted in the re-introduction of condors to the wild in 1992, with populations concentrated in central and coastal California. Reaching up to 4ft (121cm) in length with a 9ft (274cm) wingspan, these birds have black plumage with white patches on the underside of the wing and orange-red bare skin on the head and neck. 1-part skull (jaw glued to cranium).
-Size: 2¼"L x 1"W x 1"H -Species: Cyanocitta cristata -Notes: The blue jay is a large songbird (9-12 inches long) found from Texas to Florida and up through Southern Canada. It is easily identified by its distinctive coloring-various shades of bright blue on its upperparts, grayish white on its underparts,...
-Size: 1&½"L x ¾"W x 1"H -Species: Cardinalis cardinalis -Notes: Northern cardinals are quite prolific from Canada through North and Central America, where they adapt well to humans and moderate temperatures. With its bright red plumage and bill and a large crest on its head, the male northern cardinal is instantly...
-Size: 8"L x 1&¾" W x 2"H -Species: Grus canadensis -Notes: Sandhill cranes are common from Alaska through the US and Cuba and Siberia. Both parents care for their young for about 10 months and have elaborate courtship dances. They can live for over 20 years. 1-part skull (jaw glued to cranium).