Big Bird is the signature Sesame Street character. Big Bird is bright yellow with long orange legs. Big Bird is a very soft and huggable Sesame Street character. Big Bird is a yellow canary that is over 8 feet tall on Sesame Street. Our version of Big Bird is 12 inches tall. We have all of the Gund Sesame Street characters, so if Big Bird isn't the Sesame Street character of your dreams, take a look at one of our other plush Sesame Street characters. Big Bird will be happy either way. Now you can get Sesame Street character hand puppets, too.