Large Cactus Finch Skull Replica

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Large Cactus Finch Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast made in USA.  Geospiza conirostris is a species of bird in the tanager family Thraupidae. It is one of Darwin’s finches, and is endemic to the Galápagos islands, Ecuador, where it is restricted to Española, Genovesa, Darwin, and Wolf Islands. The Large Cactus Finch Skull Replica is of teaching quality.

The Large Cactus Finch is one of the Darwin’s Finches, endemic to the Galapagos Islands. This dark bird is mainly terrestrial, and lives in dry shrubland. The Large Cactus Finch gets its food from cactus.

The Large Cactus Finch is the largest of the Darwin’s Finches. The adult of nominate race has black plumage overall, with brown wash on wings and tail. Undertail-coverts are white with black feather centres. The tail is relatively short. The long, robust bill is black in breeding season, but it becomes brown with orange tinge at base and yellow tinge at tip during the transition. And finally, it is orange-yellow in non-breeding period. The eyes are very dark. Legs and feet are blackish.

The female has dark brownish-grey streaked plumage. We can see paler feather edges on head, back and large part of breast. This streaking is usually narrow and indistinct. She has pale buffy-grey supercilium and lower eye-crescent, usually restricted to a pale spot above and behind the eye on darker birds. The upperwing is brown with paler buffy-brown wingbars and tertial edges. The underparts are whitish with dark brown streaking, denser on throat and breast. Undertail-coverts show broad whitish fringes. The bill is dusky with dull orange tinge on the lower mandible, or can be entirely orange according to the season.

The female has dark brownish-grey streaked plumage. She has pale buffy-grey supercilium and lower eye-crescent, usually restricted to a pale spot above and behind the eye on darker birds. The upperwing is brown with paler buffy-brown wingbars and tertial edges.

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Weight 2 lbs

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