I’ve added this item to my Christmas list. It’s offered by the same dealer handling the Gus Walson Robin.
Unusual Mechanical Crow Decoy
Charles Perdew, Henry, IL, Ca. 1920’s
Ingenious mechanized carving with traces of original paint. Articulated sheet metal wings, beak opens and closes. Pieced wood with metal strapping, mounted on an iron bar. Wire runs through bar and attaches to wire legs.