This striking bird is intent on starting a race, it seems; his back leg is poised, ready to run.
Raven or crow, he is a handsome fellow, gracefully aerodynamic in form.
The wings and tail are beautifully carved, and painted, too.
The various shades of green are a vibrant contrast to the black body of the bird.
Dignified and graceful as this bird is, he is also a bit of a fashionista: wearing pristine high-tops to match his plumage, and probably to help him race, too.
This definitely contradicts the solemn demeanor! He seems impatient; one foot already lifted.
A meticulously executed piece of folk art – handsome in appearance, and fun, too!