-Size: 4"L x 1&¾"W x 1&½"H
-Species: Falco peregrinus
-Notes: The word peregrine is Latin for 'wanderer' and is an apt description for this raptor, which may migrate over 15,000 miles in a year. Peregrines are the best-known species of falcon, having been used for hunting for hundreds of years, and now are celebrated urban inhabitants, nesting on the ledges of tall buildings in many of the world's largest cities. Females are called falcons and are always about 1/3 larger than their lifelong mates, called tiercels. Peregrine falcons prey on over 250 species of birds worldwide. Their large eyes provide acute vision and are aided by the hinged brows on their skull to help shield their eyes from the sun's glare. Their long pointed wings, long tail, and large feet equipped with sharp talons enable them to swiftly stoop at over 200 mph and snatch their prey out of the sky with dazzling speed. 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: 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...