These are early 1930s murals by Belle Baranceanu in the New Mexico building in Balboa Park. The building was built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition; it was then remodeled by architect Richard Requa for the 1935 California-Pacific International Exposition.
This sculpture, from the same time period, is by William Schwiegert...apparently someone thought they needed to decorate it for Mardi Gras? (Kinda creepy!)
I believe this lovely to be a Western kingbird...there was a pair fluttering around with nesting material in their beaks. (I got my hopes up that it might be an oriole--from a distance I wasn't sure! Not nearly bright enough in color...)
Wildly in love with my husband B., guardian of Miss Tallulah Mae (the wonder dog), adorer of all canines, editor of books, dilettantish crafter, vintage shopper, lover of libraries, neophyte cellist, and foziewisp.