Real "Minivet" bird skeleton, Pericrocotus cinnamomeus, in a dome


Species Name: Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

Common Name: Minivet

Origin: Southeast Asia

Size: 3.5" Wooden Base x 4.5" high

NB. These will be sent without the dome being glued down so that if there is a breakage of the skeleton it can be easily fixed. We do glue every joint with superglue but these birds are top heavy and postage can treat them roughly.

Pericrocotus cinnamomeus (Small Minivet) is a species of birds in the family cuckoo-shrikes. They are found in the Indo-Malayan realm. They are diurnal. They have parental care (cooperative breeding). They rely on flight to move around. The small minivet is 16 cm long with a strong dark beak and long wings. The male differs from most other common minivets by having grey, not glossy black, upperparts and head, and orange underparts, fading to yellow on the belly, orange tail edges, rump and wing patches.

The female is grey above, with yellow underparts (including the face), tail edges, rump and wing patches.

There is much racial variation. The male P. c. pallidus of the northwest Indian subcontinent is pale grey above, with the underparts whitish except on the throat and flanks, whereas the male P. c. malabaricus of peninsular and southern India is darker above, has more extensive scarlet below. The female of the southern race is also brighter yellow below.

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.