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I wondered this, too. The best i could wager is that if it was a mounted prop, how would they get the match in his beak? It would most likely be closed. But, it’s not unheard of for the beak to be slightly ajar for any reason.
What makes me think he’s real is that the bird is free-standing on her arm without any signs of being strapped on or propped up that i can find. His claws are also putting force on her skin, which even with my smaller bird, is how they balance themselves on you, and also indicates he’s got proper weight to him, unlike if it was a mounted or fake piece.
They’re very clever birds, someone lighting a match and then asking him to hold it would be a simple trick for him.