Large Tree Finch Bird Skull Replica

Large Tree Finch Bird Skull Replica

$85.00

SKU: CA86755

Description

Large Tree Finch Bird Skull Replica measures 1 1/2 in. The Large Tree Finch Bird Skull Replica is Museum quality polyurethane cast made in USA. Camarhynchus psittacula is a species of bird in the Darwin’s finch group of the tanager family Thraupidae. The Large Tree Finch is the largest and heaviest bodied of the three tree-finch species, imaginatively named the Large, Medium and Small tree-finches. The Large Tree Finch have a big and deep bill with a strongly arched culmen, being approximately as long as it is deep. The fine tips of the mandibles actually cross a feature that is difficult to see on live birds. Males show a dark hood, greenish back and whitish underparts.

The female has more dull greyish-brown upper-parts. The upper wing is brownish with two narrow pale wingbars. The underparts are whitish with indistinct dark streaking on breast, variable according to each bird. From belly to under-tail-coverts, the plumage is plain pale buff. The head is greyish-brown with pale supercilium. The bill is dull orange with darker culmen. The eyes are dark. Legs and feet are blackish.

The Large Tree-Finch feeds primarily on arthropods, but it also consumes cactus fruits and other fruits, flowers and seeds. During the nesting season, the chicks are fed with a mixed diet including arthropods, fruits and seeds. Outside the breeding season, it feeds mainly on seeds according to the size of its bill. It forages in trees, probing and pecking into the bark of twigs, in order to extract insects, larvae, and caterpillars. It is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador, Kastdalen Farm.

 

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 1.5 in
Large Tree Finch Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Camarhynchus
Species: C. psittacula
Binomial name: Camarhynchus psittacula
Conservation status: Vulnerable – A vulnerable species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as likely to become endangered unless the circumstances that are threatening its survival and reproduction improve.

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