A Bird is a flying passive mob that can be found in Plains, Forests and Jungles.
Birds drop Feathers when killed.
As of DEV v8.0.0, Birds now appear to fly more realistically.
Types of Birds
Birds come with six different variants:
- White Bird (Mourning Dove)
- Black Bird (Crow)
- Blue Bird (Blue Grosbeak)
- Yellow Bird (Canary)
- Red Bird (Cardinal)
- Green Bird (Parrot)
Each Bird species comes with its own unique sounds and model.
Whenever the player approaches a Bird or several Birds, they will fly away and remain in the air until the player moves away from them.
If Wheat has been harvested near a Bird or a group of Birds, they will eat the Seeds. This can also happen if a Bird lands on your crops and uproots them. It is therefore recommended to build a roof on the farm or trhy to keep Birds away from crops to avoid an early harvest or if the Seeds have been eaten.
For some reason, Birds are attracted to trees, and may fly around them.
Birds can be tamed by right-clicking on them with Seeds in hand after dropping Seeds on the ground. The Bird/s will eventually eat the Seeds, then you need to right click them, and the naming screen will appear. Once the Bird has been named, it will be tamed. Right-clicking on the tamed Bird will place it on the player's head, much like a Bunny. If there is a Bird on the player's head, it will allow the player to glide, allowing the player to avoid fall damage and perform long-distance horizontal jumps.
Tamed Birds will not despawn.
Tamed Birds can be healed by feeding it Seeds (right-click by default). Tamed Birds can not be bred.
Like untamed Birds, tamed Birds will eat any Seeds on the ground, if nearby.
When making an enclosure for Birds, be sure to keep them in so that they don't fly out, as Birds tend to fly around occasionally. So it is advised to build a roof on top of the enclosure to prevent escape. Glass may be optional as Birds may fly into the ceiling of a solid roof and die.
- If a Horse is ridden whilst a Bird is on top of the player's head, the Horse will gain a significant speed boost; so significant, it's nearly impossible to control the Horse.
- Birds can be used to glide safely from heights without the risk of falling to one's own death. This can be used to the player's advantage if the player was to use an Essence of Light on a Bat Horse and they would need to get off the Horse to take effect, they could jump off the Horse and have a Bird on top of their head to glide back down to the ground safely.