|Seeing how close Big Birdee and the Wee Birdees are makes me tear up...|
— Daroach, in Kirby Mass Attack
She is first encountered in Green Grounds - Stage 3, where she fights the Kirbys by tossing spiked nuts at them. When she swoops, the Kirbys have a chance to fight back by latching onto her.
Later on in the game, Big Birdee becomes friends with the Kirbys after they save her babies, the Wee Birdees in Sandy Canyon - Stage 11. From then on, the normal Birdees also help the Kirbys.
After this point, Big Birdee makes small appearances in Dedede Resort - Stage 11 and Volcano Valley - Stage 8 (the "teetering" levels) in order to assist the Kirbys by giving them a ride. Big Birdee appears again in Stage 2 of Necro Nebula to assist the Kirbys against the Lady Ivy rematch by giving them Fruit.
Names in other languages
(portmanteau of the words "Deluxe" and "Tory", based on the Japanese word for "bird" - とり/鳥/禽 (Tori))