This miniature German cottage features a boy, a girl, and their pet goats. On the top of every hour a cuckoo bird counts the hour by cuckooing once per hour. (Example: At one o'clock the bird will cuckoo once. At eight o'clock the bird will cuckoo eight times). The cuckoo recording is from an actual wild cuckoo bird. Although this clock cuckoos there is no cuckoo bird. The sound automatically shuts off between 9:01 PM and 5:59 AM. Requires one AA size battery to operate (not included).Great effort has been made to portray each clock as accurately as possible. As with many handmade items, the exact coloration and carving may vary slightly from clock to clock. We consider this to be a special part of their character. This clock is covered by a two year limited warranty covering workmanship and manufacturers defects.