|“Flapping to new horizons!” He hates spending every day stuck in a bird cage and decides to see how high he can fly! And just that easily, he’s off to find freedom. Fly high and fast!|
— Pause screen caption for Birdon, Kirby Star Allies
Birdon is an enemy found in Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra. It is a small multicolored bird with an aviator's cap and goggles on its back. As an enemy, it is blue with pink wingtips, yellow feet, a yellow beak, and a yellow plume with a red fringe. As a helper, it is pink with green wingtips, and slightly darker feet and plume. In Helper to Hero, it is lime-green, with yellow wingtips, pink feet, beak and plume, and a pink cap. In Kirby Super Star, its eyes are wide open, but in Kirby Super Star Ultra, it seems to be squinting.
Birdon flies around, shooting feathers at Kirby and occasionally trying to ram him. In its helper form, it has all the abilities of Wing Kirby. When Kirby swallows it or scans it with the Copy ability, he receives the Wing ability. It is very rare to see a Birdon attacking from the ground.
Birdon returned after a long absence in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, first appearing in the EX stage of Fine Fields. It once again provides the Wing ability and is typically seen flying back and forth and shoots feathers, much like Owgulf does. It would later appear again in Kirby Star Allies, where it could be recruited as a Friend.
- Birdon looks similar to a miniature, more organic looking Dyna Blade. However, Dyna Blade's chicks do not resemble Birdon, being more realistic and yellow, and they are larger than Kirby, while Birdon is the same size as Kirby. It is similar to Bronto Burt in being small, mostly round except for wings, and almost always being found flying.
- The name Birdon is a wordplay on the word burden, as the two have the same phonetic pronunciation.
Names in other languages
fēi xíng niǎo