Artificial Birds
As Found Animal Replicas

Fake birds used for decoration or pleasure ranging from the ornamental to toys, and from abstract to realistic.
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Songbird, Safari West, 2009
(1 of 14) (789 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Safari West, Santa Rosa, California
(Photo taken 07:24:26 Saturday 21 February 2009)
(Photo posted Saturday 11 June 2011)
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The gift shop of Safari West, Santa Rosa, California, featured may items of clothing and book and animal reproductions. Here was one of the small bird sculptures for sale.


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Duck, Healdsburg, 2009
(2 of 14) (800 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Healdsburg, California
(Photo taken 15:45:16 Sunday 21 February 2009)
(Photo posted Saturday 11 June 2011)
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In an antique store in downtown Healdsburg, California was an interesting display of knick-knacks Next to a foot was a letter opener in the form of a duck, where its tail feathers were extra long and sharp edged to open letters.


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Pelican San Francisco 2009
(3 of 14) (810 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Healdsburg, California
Prospect Street, San Francisco, California
(Photo taken 14:21:08 Wednesday 12 August 2009)
(Photo posted Tuesday 28 June 2015)
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A garden alongside Prospect Street had a fake pelican as one of its centerpieces. Here the pelican was flying over yellow flowers.


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Toucan, Tortugero, Costa Rica, 2008
(4 of 14) (833 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Tortugero, Costa Rica
(Photo taken 12:00:12 Monday 8 September 2008)
(Photo posted Saturday 11 June 2011)
© 2011 Bryan Costales
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Just outside a school in Tortugero, Costa Rica were empty cages probably used to hold pets during class. Someone had placed a large wooden toucan inside those cages.


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Penguin, San Francisco, 2007
(5 of 14) (800 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Reindeer Romp, San Francisco Zoo
(Photo taken 08:33:10 Saturday 16 December 2007)
(Photo posted Sunday 16 December 2007)
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A cloth penguin at the San Francisco Zoo stood on cloth snow.


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Swan, San Francisco, 2007
(6 of 14) (824 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
LGBT Parade, San Francisco, California
(Photo taken in 2007)
(Photo posted Sunday 16 December 2007)
© 2007 Terry Costales
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Swanee admires man's river of feathers.


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Goose, Brussels, Belgium, 2007
(7 of 14) (820 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Brussels, Belgium
(Photo taken in 2007)
(Photo posted Sunday 16 December 2007)
© 2007 Terry Costales
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A goose statue appeared to emerge from wall to flap its wings.


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Pigeon, Trebes, France, 2007
(8 of 14) (787 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Trebes, France
(Photo taken in 2007)
(Photo posted Sunday 16 December 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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A fake pigeon, or perhaps a chicken or a rooster, had been set into the opening of a old barn just outside Trebes, France.


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Rooster, Cocquerel, France, 2006
(9 of 14) (835 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Cocquerel, France, E.U.
(Photo taken in 2006)
(Photo posted Sunday 16 December 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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A rooster crowing west (note the word "east" begins with 'O' in French).


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Parrot, San Francisco, 2006
(10 of 14) (835 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Main Street, San Francisco
(Photo taken in 2006)
(Photo posted Sunday 16 December 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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A Hansa toy parrot looked down from atop a case of literature (otherwise known as a book case).


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Emus, San Francisco, 2006
(11 of 14) (827 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Main Street, San Francisco, California
(Photo taken in 2006)
(Photo posted Sunday 16 December 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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Two emu chicks stood on a table in the living room in front of a Styrofoam headstone.


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Duck, Berkeley, 2006
(12 of 14) (816 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Berkeley, California
(Photo taken in 2006)
(Photo posted Sunday 16 December 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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A duck car ornament was the ball atop a car's radio antenna.


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Crane, San Francisco, 2007
(13 of 14) (810 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Main Street, San Francisco
(Photo taken in 2006)
(Photo posted Sunday 16 December 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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A metal crane stood on the floor next to the leg of a plastic HDTV stand.


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Duck, USA, 1991
(14 of 14) (668 views)

Artificial Birds As Found Animal Replicas
Location Unknown, U.S.A.
(Photo taken in 1991)
(Photo posted Sunday 16 December 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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A stuffed duck looked up giving it the appearance of thoughtfulness.


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