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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends


'' novel ''Han Solo at Star's End'' included an appearance by a member of the Lafrarian species, who is described as basically being a "bird-man." West End Games (the ''TabletopGame/StarWarsD6'' roleplaying-game resource) later clarified that Lafrarians are an avian species who had lost their wings (though their arms are still very wing-shaped) but retained their beaked noses and covering of feathers on the head (which, in their attempt to look more humanoid, they style to look more like EightiesHair).

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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends


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''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' novel ''Han Solo at Star's End'' included an appearance by a member of the Lafrarian species, who is described as basically being a "bird-man." West End Games (the ''TabletopGame/StarWarsD6'' roleplaying-game resource) later clarified that Lafrarians are an avian species who had lost their wings (though their arms are still very wing-shaped) but retained their beaked noses and covering of feathers on the head (which, in their attempt to look more humanoid, they style to look more like EightiesHair).


* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novel ''Han Solo at Star's End'' included an appearance by a member of the Lafrarian species, who is described as basically being a "bird-man." West End Games (the ''TabletopGame/StarWarsD6'' roleplaying-game resource) later clarified that Lafrarians are an avian species who had lost their wings (though their arms are still very wing-shaped) but retained their beaked noses and covering of feathers on the head (which, in their attempt to look more humanoid, they style to look more like EightiesHair).

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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends


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novel ''Han Solo at Star's End'' included an appearance by a member of the Lafrarian species, who is described as basically being a "bird-man." West End Games (the ''TabletopGame/StarWarsD6'' roleplaying-game resource) later clarified that Lafrarians are an avian species who had lost their wings (though their arms are still very wing-shaped) but retained their beaked noses and covering of feathers on the head (which, in their attempt to look more humanoid, they style to look more like EightiesHair).


Subtrope of PettingZooPeople. Contrast WingedHumanoid (essentially human except for wings) and HarpingOnAboutHarpies (half-bird/half-human in varying degrees).

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Subtrope of PettingZooPeople.BeastMan. Contrast WingedHumanoid (essentially human except for wings) and HarpingOnAboutHarpies (half-bird/half-human in varying degrees).



* Jeff "Top" Ranking, one of the heroes of ''TabletopGame/{{Crimestrikers}}'', is a PettingZooPerson common kestrel.

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* Jeff "Top" Ranking, one of the heroes of ''TabletopGame/{{Crimestrikers}}'', is a PettingZooPerson common kestrel.



* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series backstory, there existed a race of "Bird Men" native to the islands that would become the Imperial City Isle in central Cyrodiil. It is said that they had feathers of glorious colors, talons for feet, and were capable of flight. Like the other [[PettingZooPeople Beast Races]] of Tamriel, they were apparently intelligent, as [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] explorers were able to teach them to speak and write. Unfortunately, they, along with whatever it is they called themselves, were lost to history when they were rendered extinct by "cat demons," believed by modern scholars to have been the ancient [[CatFolk Khajiit]].

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series backstory, there existed a race of "Bird Men" native to the islands that would become the Imperial City Isle in central Cyrodiil. It is said that they had feathers of glorious colors, talons for feet, and were capable of flight. Like the other [[PettingZooPeople Beast Races]] Races of Tamriel, they were apparently intelligent, as [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] explorers were able to teach them to speak and write. Unfortunately, they, along with whatever it is they called themselves, were lost to history when they were rendered extinct by "cat demons," believed by modern scholars to have been the ancient [[CatFolk Khajiit]].


* The Aviansie (sometimes Aviantese) from ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' are a near-extinct race of bird people, recently returned to the world after being discovered frozen in ice.

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* The Aviansie (sometimes Aviantese) from ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' are a near-extinct race of bird people, recently returned to the world after being discovered frozen in ice. It's later revealed that they come from a DeathWorld called Abbinah and that a small number where able to return home and [[NotSoExtinct stabilise and replenish their numbers]].
** Their god who united their species; [[BadassGay Armadyl]] was originally a mortal Aviansie before [[DeityOfHumanOrigin gaining godhood]].
** 2018's Halloween event reveals [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Famine of the Horsemen]] is a [[CirclingVultures vulture]] type Aviantese.



* The Aracoix in ''VideoGame/{{Shadowbane}}''. Unusually, while they are bird-headed, are covered in feathers and have wings, their arms, legs and extremities are like those of humans.

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* The Aracoix in ''VideoGame/{{Shadowbane}}''.''VideoGame/Shadowbane''. Unusually, while they are bird-headed, are covered in feathers and have wings, their arms, legs and extremities are like those of humans.



** Benedict who is a Buteonen Aviant, a [[NobleBirdOfPrey hawk]] bird man with [[WingedHumanoid wings as a third extra set of limbs]]. He battles enemies with [[RocketsMissilesAndGrenadeLaunchers a rocket launcher]] despite [[HandicappedBadass one of his wings being shattered]] and only capable of limited flight with the assistance of an Aviary Exosuit.

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** Benedict who is a Buteonen Aviant, a [[NobleBirdOfPrey hawk]] bird man with [[WingedHumanoid wings as a third extra set of limbs]]. He battles enemies with [[RocketsMissilesAndGrenadeLaunchers a rocket launcher]] launcher despite [[HandicappedBadass one of his wings being shattered]] and only capable of limited flight with the assistance of an Aviary Exosuit.

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* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/TucaAndBertie'', in addition to many of the side characters, are humanoid birds.


* ''Franchise/Digimon'' has a number of Digimon based on birdlike beings, from Biyomon's Ultimate/Perfect-level form Garudamon, the tengu-based Karatenmon to Falcomon's Mega-level form Ravemon.

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* ''Franchise/Digimon'' ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has a number of Digimon based on birdlike beings, from Biyomon's Ultimate/Perfect-level form Garudamon, the tengu-based Karatenmon to Falcomon's Mega-level form Ravemon.

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* ''Franchise/Digimon'' has a number of Digimon based on birdlike beings, from Biyomon's Ultimate/Perfect-level form Garudamon, the tengu-based Karatenmon to Falcomon's Mega-level form Ravemon.


* Therizinosaurs fit this trope, in the general sense of 'beaked, feathered humanoids',but aren't intelligent, or winged.

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* Therizinosaurs fit Probably the closest thing nature has ever produced to this trope, in trope would be the general sense of 'beaked, feathered humanoids',but aren't therizinosaurs, plant-eating theropod dinosaurs which looked vaguely humanoid and had "wings" with clawed fingers. They weren't intelligent, or winged.though.


* The Crow Demons from ''VideoGame/DarkSouls1'' are a malicious and semi-sentient form, but Ornifex from ''VideoGame/DarkSouls2'' shows that they may be capable of higher thought but simply choose not to engage you.

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The Crow Demons from ''VideoGame/DarkSouls1'' are a malicious and semi-sentient form, but Ornifex from ''VideoGame/DarkSouls2'' shows that they may be capable of higher thought but simply choose not to engage you.you.
** ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' has the Corvians, who may or may not be descendants of the Crow Demons. Most of them attack on sight, in such a way that it appears they are terrified of the player character, while the ones within the Painted World are suffering and going hollow from the rot. A handful of them are friendly and advise the player to bring fire to the Painting to solve this issue.


** In ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' Annual #20, it is believed that the Scarecrow was an actual bird person who was hired by the food controllers of Old Gotham to scare away the birds who were eating their crops. The Scarecrow was so good at his job that he soon became the Lord and Master of the Gotham food area.

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** In ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' Annual #20, it is believed that the Scarecrow was an actual bird person who was hired by the food controllers of Old Gotham to scare away the birds who that were eating their crops. The Scarecrow was so good at his job that he soon became the Lord and Master of the Gotham food area.


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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the Rito [[note]]They have a PunnyName. It's an anagram of "tori", which means "bird" in Japanese, as well as a reference to Ruto, one of their ancestors.[[/note]] people are feathered humanoids with beaks who gain wings on adulthood when they receive a scale from the dragon that acts as their guardian deity. They are descendants of the Zora, a race of FishPeople who were transformed by the gods after TheGreatFlood so that the Great Ocean could remain mostly lifeless. [[spoiler:Likely as a way to keep the flooded kingdom of Hyrule hidden.]] Also the Wizzrobe enemies, while normally just men in cloaks, are redesigned as Toucans with colorful beaks, and wing-arms visible underneath their cloaks.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the Rito [[note]]They have a PunnyName. It's an anagram of "tori", which means "bird" in Japanese, as well as a reference to Ruto, one of their ancestors.[[/note]] people are feathered humanoids with beaks who gain wings on adulthood when they receive a scale from the dragon that acts as their guardian deity. They are descendants of the Zora, a race of FishPeople who were transformed by the gods after TheGreatFlood so that the Great Ocean could remain mostly lifeless. [[spoiler:Likely as a way to keep the flooded kingdom of Hyrule hidden.]] Also the Wizzrobe enemies, while normally just men in cloaks, are redesigned as Toucans with colorful beaks, beaks and wing-arms visible underneath their cloaks.cloaks. This is part because the Wizzrobes' original art in the early games, when brightened up, made their hooked noses look a lot like bird beaks.


** In the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' Annual #5 story "Nobler in the Mind", the Green Lantern El'qa Squa Zreenah is badly injured in a space battle with the Statejians, one of the most powerful and dangerous races in the universe, and he is forced to retreat to the planet Qualar IV. He finds that the planet is inhabited by a sentient race of avians who resemble giant chickens. Unfortunately, the population are extremely skittish and therefore unsuitable to become Green Lanterns. Believing that he will soon die, El'qa has the ring search for someone on Qualar IV with no fear. The ring locates such a person but warns El'qa that he is not going to like it. The chosen individual, Perdoo, is erratic, totally disinterested in his environment and easily distracted, particularly by his appreciation for flitterbys. However, he manages to defeat the Statejians, someone that no one else in recorded history has ever been able to do, without even realising it. [[spoiler: El'qa later learns that Perdoo felt no fear in any circumstances as he was an inmate in an insane asylum and was therefore completely unaware of his surroundings.]]

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** In the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' Annual #5 story "Nobler in the Mind", the Green Lantern El'qa Squa Zreenah is badly injured in a space battle with the Statejians, one of the most powerful and dangerous races in the universe, and he is forced to retreat to the planet Qualar IV. He finds that the planet is inhabited by a sentient race of avians who resemble giant chickens. Unfortunately, the population are extremely skittish and therefore unsuitable to become Green Lanterns. Believing that he will soon die, El'qa has the ring search for someone on Qualar IV with no fear. The ring locates such a person but warns El'qa that he is not going to like it. The chosen individual, Perdoo, is erratic, totally disinterested in his environment and easily distracted, particularly by his appreciation for flitterbys. However, he manages to defeat the Statejians, someone that no one else in recorded history has ever been able to do, without even realising it. [[spoiler: El'qa later learns that Perdoo felt no fear in any circumstances as he was an inmate in an insane asylum and was therefore completely unaware of his surroundings.]]

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* ''ComicBook/LegendsOfTheDeadEarth'':
** In ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' Annual #20, it is believed that the Scarecrow was an actual bird person who was hired by the food controllers of Old Gotham to scare away the birds who were eating their crops. The Scarecrow was so good at his job that he soon became the Lord and Master of the Gotham food area.
** In the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' Annual #5 story "Nobler in the Mind", the Green Lantern El'qa Squa Zreenah is badly injured in a space battle with the Statejians, one of the most powerful and dangerous races in the universe, and he is forced to retreat to the planet Qualar IV. He finds that the planet is inhabited by a sentient race of avians who resemble giant chickens. Unfortunately, the population are extremely skittish and therefore unsuitable to become Green Lanterns. Believing that he will soon die, El'qa has the ring search for someone on Qualar IV with no fear. The ring locates such a person but warns El'qa that he is not going to like it. The chosen individual, Perdoo, is erratic, totally disinterested in his environment and easily distracted, particularly by his appreciation for flitterbys. However, he manages to defeat the Statejians, someone that no one else in recorded history has ever been able to do, without even realising it. [[spoiler: El'qa later learns that Perdoo felt no fear in any circumstances as he was an inmate in an insane asylum and was therefore completely unaware of his surroundings.]]

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* The Mt. Phoenix tribe in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. The Valley of Cursed Springs, Jusenkyo, is dotted with pools in which many distinct creatures drowned; each spring is thus cursed so that whoever falls in it will turn into that creature whenever splashed with cold water. But there is another Jusenkyo high atop the mountains over the valley, so remote and inaccessible only birds have reached it, and drowned in its pools. For hundreds, if not thousands of years, the mountain people who would become the Mt. Phoenix tribe used this water for everyday life--cooking, laundry, drinking, etc., and instead of instantly turning into birds, they eventually mutated to sprout massive, flight-worthy wings, scaly talons instead of hands and feet, avian instincts, and even affinity with birds of the species they were "descended" from (falcon-like individuals get along with falcons, crow-descended ones can command crows, etc.) They are fiercely isolationist, so that even other Jusenkyo-adjacent tribes and villages believe it's only a myth, but it does occasionally send spies and soldiers into the human world to infiltrate it, using Jusenkyo water to transform into ordinary humans. They have a rigid caste and military structure and [[ThePhoenix a single immortal king that dies and is reborn]] and [[OrcusOnHisThrone whose main purpose]] is to provide [[NoConservationOfEnergy endless heat and light to his subjects]]. The entire culture lives or dies by the availability of Jusenkyo water, since their powerless, infant king cannot transform into a fully-powered adult without it, and if their wells and springs run dry, the tribe will do ''anything'' to their water back.
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