This black bird of prey is perfect to sit on your shelf so that you can show it off to your friends and family. The bird is able to detach from the branch and is also able to sit on two of your fingers to the astonishment of your friends! The tail can move down if you want but I think it looks better and more flush with it up. The head can move up and down but not side to side. The wings DO NOT move! The black clips at the back of the bird's head can just be left empty but they could be use to hold flames to make the bird look better!