This is the handsome Mountain Bird, design by famous professor Oiva Toikka. You can find it on page 73 in the book "Birds by Toikka". And on page 98 in "In Oiva's Wonderland". It was in production only 2005-2007.
It is named "Kelokuukkeli" in Finnish. 'Kelo' is a dry needleless silver grey pine tree in the forests of Lapland and 'kuukkeli' is a Siberian Jay, a Corvidae bird. But this bird is for some reason officially named "Mountain Bird" in English.
The body is orange-brown, or amber. The bird has a lustered head and the robust beak is of gray clear glass. The tail is greenish. This bird is at its best in bright daylight where the colors of the body and head and tail really are at their best.
The nomenclature of these Kuukkeli-birds can be confusing as Toikka has made another bird (2011-2015) with the Finnish name "Siperian Kuukkeli", which would translate into Siberian Siberian Jay. This one is officially named "Siberian Jay" in English. Then there is the very rare "Kuukkeli" made 1986 only for Napapiirin lasi, the Iittala Shop in "Santa Claus' Village" in Rovaniemi city in Lapland. This bird is usually called 'Napapiirin Kuukkeli' in Finnish, or 'The Kuukkeli for Napapiirin Lasi', and was sold only in that particular Iittala shop in limited numbers in 1986-87. Its official name in English is "Kuukkeli", and it is signed O. Toikka Napapiiri. (Napapiiri is a Finnish word for the arctic circle).
On the last photos you see our Siberian Jay (Siperian Kuukkeli 2011-2015) and our Mountain Bird (Kelokuukkeli 2005-2007) together out in the August sun. A
Size: 182mm x 95mm Signature: O.Toikka Nuutajärvi Condition: Very Good