This feeder combines heavy die-cast metal caps, ports & bases with a clear UV stabilized poly-carbonate tube, making it an investment that lasts a lifetime. A built-in seed deflector in the base allows birds to remove every last seed. The comfortable plastic perch covers encourage longer visits to the feeder for your viewing pleasure. The Quick-Clean removable base makes it easy to keep your feeder clean with one easy step, offering a healthy destination for hungry songbirds. Finally, the large capacity means less time spent filling the bird feeder and more time spent enjoying your birds! This durable, beautiful feeder makes a great gift- or get one for your own yard. Works well with mixed seed or straight safflower or sunflower seed, including shell-less varieties.