One customer at a show called these sculptures 'Wonky Birds' As good a name as others. This one is made from an african wood called wenge and the 'wonky' stem is made frlom native hawthorn. The base is a slice of clenaed and polished cherry. It stands 9 1/2" (240mm) tall over all anmd has been finished with a hard wax polish allowing it to be handled and easily maintained. One for those that like the quirky unusual decorative item.