Metalbird - Ruru
It turns out that the Ruru is one tough little critter having outplayed and outlasted the other larger, laughing owl who died out over 100 years ago. (Who's laughing now?!) When I say native, he's actually of German origin , arrived around 1910 under the moniker Rudolph , switched names and went on to become quite the successful immigrant.
Ours is 300 mm high. Will likely beat you in a staring contest and is made in the suitably enduring 3mm Corten steel.