Like all of my models, the geometry is very clean. It's >400 polygons in low poly form, and a level 2 subsurf brings it up to around 7000. It does come with a texture, but you may want to clean it up, depending on the style you're going for. Model is provided as two .obj files and one png. On obj contains the low-poly version, the other contains the same bird after a level 3 subsurf modifier (as seen in the images).
The model is in a resting bind pose, which lends itself to rigging. I have rigged this model once myself, but it was a very rushed job, and not of the quality I would like to distribute. If you are interested in obtaining the rigged model in .blend format, feel free to contact me.