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cardinal (Wild Republic)

Started by stargatedalek, July 06, 2014, 10:25:28 PM

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stargatedalek








2nd hand (I'm assuming dollar store) cardinal, I picked it up in a grab bag at value village
it must have been affixed to something a some point since the feet have been cut off from something
I assume it was part of an ornament, but it could have been affixed to anything
it measures 14cm beak to tail tip (10cm beak to base of tail) and 11cm feet to top of crest (9 cm feet to crown/forehead)

I've meaning to do some touch up on it, repaint the legs and cut off some more excess from the feet
but I may never get around to it since I hardly ever use this one

The northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_cardinal
The northern cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21 cm (8.3 in). It has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and gray in the female. The male is a vibrant red, while the female is a dull red-brown shade. The northern cardinal is mainly granivorous, but also feeds on insects and fruit. The male behaves territorially, marking out his territory with song. During courtship, the male feeds seed to the female beak-to-beak. A clutch of three to four eggs is laid, and two to four clutches are produced each year. It was once prized as a pet, but its sale as a cage bird is now banned in the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

scale is approximately 1:2

brontodocus

That's actually quite a nice cardinal figure, especially since it's apparently a no name manufacturer! :)

stargatedalek

well I think its no name, impossible to tell without knowing what it was attached to
I've tried searching, but cardinal is so common as a place that no results are meaning anything

animaltoyforum

Yes, quite a stunning model.  :)


widukind

 a little huge but beautieful :)

Jetoar

It is a really beautiful figure, thanks for share friend  ^-^.
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Advicot

It looks like a Wild Republic model, from the poly bag Garden Birds.  :)
Don't I take long uploading photos!

stargatedalek

Quote from: Advicot on October 25, 2019, 01:58:52 PM
It looks like a Wild Republic model, from the poly bag Garden Birds.  :)
It is in fact the Wild Republic one. These are apparently also sold bin style, which is where I managed to get the accompanying hummingbird.

I still have yet to fix up the base, but someday...

2014, whoa.

bmathison1972


stargatedalek

Quote from: bmathison1972 on October 25, 2019, 04:43:55 PM
sounds like a good Blog post  ::)
I would consider it, but most of my animals are still packed. It's also been altered to an unknown extent.

I do have a few things out that I'm considering writing up though.