Bee-Eater Bird Skeleton in a Dome
Species Name: Merops philippinus
Common Name: Blue-tailed Bee-eater Skeleton
Origin: South-East Asia
Size: 7" diam. base x 7"
Made in Australia
The blue-tailed bee-eater skeleton. The bones were carefully put together and beautifully displayed in a dome. Not only this is a cool dark vintage art piece, but can also inspire you in your artworks, or to study every angle of the birds skeletal structure.
The bird skeleton is highly adapted for flight. It is extremely lightweight but strong enough to withstand the stresses of taking off, flying, and landing. Because of this, birds usually have a smaller number of bones than other terrestrial vertebrates. Birds also lack teeth or even a true jaw, and instead have a beak, which is far more lightweight.
The blue-tailed bee-eater is a widely spread bird found in southeastern Asia. It is strongly migratory, seen seasonally in much of peninsular India. Like other bee-eaters it predominantly eats insects, especially bees, wasps and hornets, which are caught in the air.
Scientific name: Merops philippinus from the family Meropidae.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you want the Skeleton in any specific position (as long as it fits inside the dome), and have a truly unique item created by you.