Ostheimer Bullfinch – Figure of the week
A beautifully hand-crafted wooden Bullfinch figure by Ostheimer from the Animals of Forest & Meadow series.
- Series: Animals of Forest & Meadow
- Size (Approx): 3.5 cm (Height)
- Model No.: 16804
- Recommended Age: 3 +
The Bullfinch is a small, stocky bird with a short tail and rounded wings. The adult male has black and white plumage, with a reddish back and tail. The female is duller in plumage, with greyish-brown upperparts and whitish underparts. Juveniles are a similar colour to the female. The Bullfinch is a seed-eater and feeds mainly on the seeds of trees and shrubs. It also eats insects, especially in the breeding season. The Bullfinch breeds in woods and gardens by making a nest of twigs lined with hair or grass. The female lays 3-7 eggs, which have an incubation period of 12-14 days. The young birds fledge after about two weeks. You can find the Bullfinch in Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It has also been introduced to New Zealand and Australia.
Ostheimer have been carefully manufacturing their wooden figures by hand in Germany for over 80 years. It is their desire to provide children with a beautiful and pleasant image of our world. Ostheimer design their toys to stimulate children’s imaginations and to encourage them to play creatively. The figures are highly sought after and loved by adults and children alike. Although advertised as toys there are many adults who collect the figures.
Ostheimer has become known for its high-quality, hand-crafted wooden toys and the wood used to make the figures comes from sustainable German domestic forestry. Every figure is a unique item that is shaped with love and care. Ostheimer toys allow children to immerse themselves into the vivid imaginative world of play.
All materials used in Ostheimer toys are certified and guarantee not only toys of the highest quality but also safety for your child at play. The company has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and use only wood from sustainable forests. In addition to this all of their figures are recyclable.
You can find Ostheimer toys in stores all over the world and LeVida Toys is proud to be a UK Ostheimer stockist.