I am modeling this bird right now. I plan on giving him feathers and I am going to rig and animate him. (He is in smooth proxy mode right now, which means half of him is still unsmoothed, and the proxy side will show what he will look like smoothed when you tweak stuff around.
Let me know if you think I should make any major changes, because I think I'm almost done with the modeling stages
Update: Here is the finished Model