Black-Throated Diver / Red-Throated Diver - Oiva Toikka Nuutajärvi Finland
This is a very large and handsome Diver bird that is numbered 874/5000!
The Diver-birds are illustrated on page 32 in the book "Birds by Toikka" and on pages 75-76 in the book "In Oiva's Wonderland". The color of this individual is more like the Red-Throated Diver but its size is much larger, even larger than the Black-Throated Diver! In the book the sizes are 250mm and 290mm but this bird is an impressive 380mm from beak to tail!
Design by famous professor Oiva Toikka and hand made in Nuutajärvi Finland.