-Size: 2"L x ¾"W x ¾"H
-Species: Coccyzus americanus
-Notes: The yellow-billed cuckoo, found throughout North and South America, is often seen near lakes and streams in woodland areas. This medium-sized bird is generally solitary, but pairs up during breeding season. Both male and female take part in parenting, building the nest together, incubating the eggs, and feeding the hatchlings. The feet of the cuckoo are zygodactylous, which means that two toes face forward and two face backward. They feed on insects, including caterpillars, grasshoppers and crickets and are preyed upon by raptors and snakes. 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: 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...
-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).