-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: 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).
-Size: 3&½"L x 1&½"W x 1&¾"H -Species: Corvus brachyrhynchosorvus -Notes: One of the most common birds in North America, they are very social and protect each other with various warning cries. 1-part skull (jaw glued to cranium).