Not sure of thee bird a parrot? parakeet? cockateil? or maybe another. It sure is a cute inkwell, made of iron or white metal (heavy for the size) , the head opens to the inkwell with the original insert, glass eyes, sitting on a branch with a leaf showing great detail There is a break at the bottom near the screw that has been glued, I tried to get a picture but it is underneath and near impossible to scan. The break in no way detracts from this rare and unusual inkwell. It is 6" tall and 5 1/2" wide. A whiteish cast to the metal not sure if this is age toning or if it always looked this way.