Mechanical movement with key winding under the floor. The bird sitting on a perch is set in motion by a drive from below (rotation of the head, movement of the tail, flapping of the wings and opening of the beak). The bird whistles over a flute system with a bird's voice. Main color of the bird is red, tail black with red dots, body iridescent, bottom with green imitation grass.
Manufacture: Paris, 2nd quarter of the 20th century.
Round bird cage with brass bars. Mechanical movement with key winding under the floor. The two birds sitting on branches are set in motion by a drive from below (turning the head, moving the tail and opening the beaks). The birds whistle over a flute system with bird calls. One bird has smooth red plumage, a gray tail, the other bird has yellow plumage with a brown tail. The bird calls differ. Floor covered with red felt, artificial branches with leaves.
From Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett - Rüdesheim, approx. 2000