Tropical Birds Bundle - Set of 8 Toys

No. 100540

by Safari Ltd
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$36.92USD
$34.99USD

Birds of the tropics tend to be beautifully colored, because in tropical environments this is actually a form of camouflage! Tropical foliage is often more vibrant, which means a brightly colored bird has less to fear from predators. This set of eight striking Wings of the World birds lets your child take a trip to the tropics without ever leaving your home or backyard.

  • Characteristics: This 8 figure set includes birds known for their striking features and bright coloration: a Cockatoo, a Blue & Gold Macaw, a Toucan, a Green-Cheeked Amazon, a Green Budgie, a Lorikeet, a Flamingo, and a Peacock.
  • Size and Color: These hand-painted bird figures are packed with scientifically accurate and realistic details.

    The Cockatoo is 3 ¾ inches long and 2 inches tall with white and yellow feathers and dark gray beak and feet.

    The Blue & Gold Macaw lives up to its name with blue feathers above and golden yellow below. Its face is white with black markings and beak, and its feet are gray. It measures 4 ½ inches long and 3 ½ inches wide.

    The Lorikeet is 2 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches tall, with vibrant coloration including a blue head, an orange beak, and red, yellow and blue plumage.

    The Green Budgie is 3 inches long and 1 3/4 inches tall, with a green body and a yellow head.

    The Toucan is 2 1/4 inches tall and 2 3/4 inches long, with black feathers, yellow cheeks and chest, and a beak that features green, orange, red and blue.

    The Green-Cheeked Amazon is mostly green with blue and red accents, with a yellow beak.

    The Flamingo is 3 ¼ inches tall and 2 inches long, with shades of pink and a dark blue base.

    The Peacock is 4 inches wide and 3 inches tall with a blue body and ornate tail feathers that feature shades of blue, yellow and green.

  • The Tropical Birds 8 Figure Set is part of the Wings of the World collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History:

The vibrant coloration of many bird species is quite striking. Often birds of tropical habitats will display a wide range of bright colors including greens, blues, oranges, reds, yellows and pinks. 

These colors are created in a couple of ways, depending on the bird. Sometimes these colors are the result of pigments - a substance that is responsible for color in both plants and animals. These pigments can either be created by the bird's own body, or by the food the bird eats. Flamingos, for example, get their pink coloration from the pigments in the brine shrimp they eat.

The other type of coloration is structural - the way the feathers are built is responsible for their coloration. Peacocks, as an example, produce an iridescent coloration which appears to shimmer and change depending on the angle the bird is viewed from. This is caused by the feather's microscopic structure causing the light to reflect and refract in a certain way, depending on how the light hits the feather.

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • UPC: 095866005320