-Size: 5"L x 2&¾"W x 2&½"H
-Species: Harpia harpyja
-Notes: The largest and fiercest of the New World raptors, harpy eagles can weigh up to 18 pounds and have a 6 1/2 to 7 ft wingspan. They use their relatively short, broad wings to maneuver through the vast pristine expanses of uninterrupted forests of Central and South America. They hunt their preferred prey of sloths, large birds, and monkeys from high in the canopy, silently and swiftly plucking their hapless victims from their treetop perches. Female eagles can be almost twice the size of their male counterparts, and are able to carry half their body weight while flying. Nestlings may remain with both their parents for 2-3 years. Harpy eagles are among the most critically endangered birds of prey and are the national bird of Panama. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).
-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).