-Size: 8"L x 1&½"W x 1&½"H
-Species: Ardea herodias
-Notes: The largest heron species in North America, the great blue herons stand 4 feet tall with long, flexible necks and a 7-foot wingspan. Its back, wings and belly are a bluish gray, while its face is white and long bill is yellow. They are deliberate, shallow water stalkers, hunting both day and night. They spear fish, small aquatic animals, and insects with their long, pointy bills. The great white heron is now known to be a white morph of the great blue and not a separate species. 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).