Birds are shy flying Mobs that will fly away from the player when approached. They come in six different varieties: A White Bird (Mourning Dove), a black Bird (Crow), a Blue Bird (Grosbeak), a Yellow Bird (Canary), a Red Bird (Cardinal), and a Green Bird (Parrot). They can be hard to kill sometimes because of their flying ability.
Each Bird variety comes with its own unique sound.
Birds are tamed by right-clicking on them with Seeds in hand after dropping seeds. The Bird will eventually eat the Seeds, then you need to right click them, and the naming screen will appear. Once the Bird is 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 named by right-clicking on them with a Book or a Medallion, and a lead can be used on them. A tamed Bird can be healed by feeding it Seeds (right-click by default).
Tamed Birds cannot be bred. If a tamed bird is being led with a lead, one must sure to watch out for buildings, because they can crash into glass panes and die.
Wild Ocelots and untamed Kitties will attack birds.
If a Horse is ridden while a Bird is on the player's head, the Horse will gain a significant speed boost; so significant, it's nearly impossible to control the Horse.