-Size: 8½"L x 2"W x 3½"H
-Species: Anthracoceros malayanus
-Notes: Asian black hornbills are medium-sized hornbills found primarily in lowland and swampland forests over Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Hornbills are named for their horn shaped beaks often topped by a large hollow chamber called a casque. Made of keratin, casques are thought to serve as a resonating chamber to amplify the harsh braying calls. Hornbills are the only birds known with their first two cervical vertebrae fused, which most likely helps support their top-heavy beaks. They also have very unusual nesting habits. A pair selects a tree hollow with a narrow opening, lines it with grass and feathers, and partially seals the opening with droppings, mud and fruit pulp. When ready to lay her eggs, the female enters the hollow and seals herself inside, leaving only a very narrow slit for the male to pass her food. This makes an effective barrier against predators. She spends the next 4 months sealed in this chamber, being fed by her mate while incubating and caring for their eggs and fledglings. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).
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-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: 1½ 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...
-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...