List of fictional birds of prey

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This list of fictional birds of prey is subsidiary to the list of fictional birds. It is restricted to notable bird of prey characters from the world of fiction.

Literature[edit]

Character Species Origin Author Notes
Archimedes Owl The Once and Future King T. H. White Merlyn's familiar.[1] Remade by Disney as The Sword in the Stone.[2]
Barn Owl Barn Owl The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann Informs Fox that he had a conversation with Tawny Owl who told him all about the animals' journey, which in turn lets him know the others are safe, but he can't say where the animals are heading because Tawny Owl did not tell him that information. He also appears in the TV series in the episode Friends in Need.
Bess Boreal owl Guardians of Ga'Hoole Kathryn Lasky
Chil Kite The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling A male kite who helps rescue Mowgli from the Bandar-Logs.
The divine condor Condor The Return of the Condor Heroes Jin Yong
Tim Condor the Condor Condor Wild Beasties' of Outback New Zealand Michael F. Katon
Farsight Eagle The Last Battle C. S. Lewis [3]
Frightful Peregrine falcon My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George The avian companion of the story's main character, 12-year-old Sam Gribley.
Glimfeather, Master Owl The Silver Chair C. S. Lewis [4]
Hedwig Snowy owl Harry Potter J. K. Rowling Harry's pet owl.[5]
Holly Owl The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann She is Tawny Owl's mate.
Kestrel Kestrel The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann
Owl Owl Winnie-the-Pooh A. A. Milne's Knowledgeable yet spells things wrong like his name as 'Wol'.
Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, Digger Owl Guardians of Ga'Hoole Kathryn Lasky
Streak and Zan Bald eagles Guardians of Ga'hoole Kathryn Lasky
Thorondor, Gwaihir, Landroval Eagles The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien
Tawny Owl Owl The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann An owl who makes the journey from Farthing Wood to White Deer Park.
Tobias Red-tailed hawk Animorphs K. A. Applegate A human who becomes trapped in that form.
Wise Owl Owl Little Grey Rabbit Alison Uttley A predatory owl who can be befriended with a hankie of truce. Gives information in return for items of value and hates being disturbed in daylight.
Vlad Vladikoff Vulture Horton Hears a Who! Dr. Seuss One of the main antagonists who tries to lose the Whoville planet from Horton.

Comics[edit]

Character Species Origin Notes
Cathryn Aura Vulture Kevin and Kell Has a son called Nigel
Condorito Andean condor Condorito Has a nephew called Coné
Gyoutenmaru Hawk Change 123
Gulfan Eagle Yona of the Dawn
Hooty Owl Dr. Mid-nite Dr. Mid-nite's Pet
Howland Owl Owl Pogo
Loki Helios Owl Hoshi no Samidare
Professor Owl Princess Resurrection
Sarcophagus MacAbre Vulture Pogo
Redwing Hawk Marvel Comics Companion of the Falcon[6]
Shimshek Hawk Red River
Simorgh Eagle Seirei Tsukai no Kenbu
Oehoeboeroe Owl Paulus the woodgnome a wise owl and good friend of Paulus the woodgnome in the eponymous children's comic strips and stories.
Ossie Owl Owl Acorn Green A source of wisdom.
Wiz Merlin Shoe (comic strip)

Film and television[edit]

Character Species Origin Notes
Buck Vulture Oscar's Oasis
Charlie Owl New Zoo Revue
Dr. Blinky Owl H.R. Pufnstuf
Falcon Peregrine falcon Stuart Little 2
Falcon Peregrine falcon Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu A robot falcon that mainly informs the ninja of evil
Freedom Bald eagle G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero The avian companion of Spirit, a Native American tracker
Hoots the Owl Owl Sesame Street An owl that plays a saxophone. He debuted on Sesame Street for the 16th season (1985), but was retired from the show in the 32nd season (2001).
Ollie Beak Owl Tuesday Rendezvous
Orson Vulture H.R. Pufnstuf
Sam the Eagle Eagle The Muppet Show
X Owl Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Wiser Owl Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return A fat owl who is clumsy and is good friends with Dorothy.

Animation[edit]

Character Species Origin Notes
18 Owl Sankarea
003 Owlet Descendants of Darkness
Adler Eagle Driland
Ash Vulture El Americano: The Movie a vulture who is Martin's feared henchbird and never speaks.
Ajax Lammergeier Zambezia
Astarte Falcon The Missing Lynx
Aurora Red-tailed hawk Adventures from the Book of Virtues
Avenger Eagle Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
The Bald Eagle Bald eagle Tiny Toon Adventures
Big Mama Owl The Fox and the Hound
Beaky Buzzard Buzzard Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies A buzzard who bears a closer resemblance to a vulture and a condor. Not very smart and finds it hard to get his own dinner.
Blue Eagle Eagle Happy Tree Friends A female navy blue eagle who kills and uses Flaky for a new nest when she accidentally destroys it and kills one of her babies when tries to help one of her them back into its nest in "Take a Hike".
Buzz Buzzard Common buzzard Woody Woodpecker Woody's nemesis.
Buzzy, Dizzy, Flaps, and Ziggy Vultures The Jungle Book Four vultures who closely resemble the Beatles because of their shaggy moptop haircuts and Liverpool accents. Buzzy resembles Ringo Starr, Dizzy resembles George Harrison, Flaps resembles Paul McCartney, and Ziggy resembles John Lennon.
Chip Bald eagle The Little Engine That Could
Cat Owl Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49
Chief Sekhuru African fish eagle Zambezia
Concord Condor Condor Tiny Toons Adventures A slight recreation of Beaky Buzzard.
Cubasil Owl Zero no Tsukaima
Divino Owl El Americano: The Movie A wise elderly magician owl who works for Gayo's circus.
Eva Snowy owl Penguins of Madagascar A female snowy owl who is North Winds intelligence analyst.
Fagin Black vulture War of the Birds A sinister and sadistic male vulture who is responsible for killing other birds. In the last battle his dove slave betrayed him and he was incinerated.
Friend Owl Owl Bambi
Fenghuang Owl Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Fukolota Owl La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia Felicità's companion owl.
Falcon Falcon Orange Neck Falcon that kills Brovkin and his mate.[7]
Grand Duke of Owls Owl Rock-A-Doodle An evil magical owl, who took over the farm, caused the storm, and humiliate Chanticleer
Golden Eagle Golden eagle The Boy Who Saw The Wind
Gram Owl Break Blade
Gondo Black eagle Zambezia
Hawk Hawk Watership Down Hawk that killed Violet, the rabbit.
Hawk Hawk The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue A hawk that pursues Timmy and Jenny.
Hayabusa the Falcon Peregrine falcon Mulan Hayabusa is Shan Yu`s pet falcon
Henery Hawk Chickenhawk Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies A young chickenhawk who tries to get himself a chicken, often pursuing Foghorn Leghorn, but sometimes catches someone who isn't a chicken since he's never actually seen one.
Hollow Tawny owl The Animals of Farthing Wood He is the mate of Tawny Owl and is a genderbent version of Holly from the books.
Hoosuke African scops-owl Sket Dance
Ikeburo Owl Cosplay Complex
Kagero Owl Basara An owl kept by Ageha.
Kai Peregrine falcon Zambezia
Kojiro Falcon Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror
Lone Gunslinger Turkey vulture Ice Age: The Meltdown
Lucky Vulture The Jungle Book 2 The Vultures' (Buzzy, Dizzy, Flaps, and Ziggy) friend who loves to annoy Shere Khan.
Marahute Golden eagle The Rescuers Down Under A friend of Cody, who becomes captive to Percival C. McLeach until the rescuers save her and Cody.
Meneer de Uil (Mr. Owl) Owl De Fabeltjeskrant Is the narrating protagonist of the cartoon.
Miss Friday Vulture One Piece
Mukuro Mist Owl Owl Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!
O and X Owl Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Old Man Owl Sonic the Hedgehog
Olga Owl Richard the Stork An eccentric owl with an imaginary friend who helps Richard migrate to Africa.
Oliver Owl Animal Stories
Olivia Owl Birdz Eddie's friend.
Otto Owl Puffin Rock A green owl who normally appears slightly uncoordinated. He is an expert flier and shares flying tips with Oona.
Owl Short-eared owl Little Bear Can be pompous, but he is very wise and sometimes quite serious. He lives in a treehouse, prefers to participate in sensible games and likes reading as his hobby.
Owl Brown owl T.U.F.F. Puppy Bird Brain's more recent henchmen upon being hired by Zippy.
Owl Owl Leafie, a Hen into the Wild An owl who helped Greenie how to fly.
Owlowiscious Horned owl My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Twilight Sparkle's pet owl.
P-chan Steller's sea eagle Little Busters!
Pet Shop Falcon Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders A sapient guard falcon with the ability to create and control ice.
Schultz Owl Daffy – The Commando, Looney Tunes Von Vultur's assistant whom he often abuses.
Silver Wing Bald eagle Shaman King
Sitka Bald eagle Brother Bear A man who has the spiritual form of an eagle.
Takaoka Eagle Damekko Dōbutsu
Tawny Owl Tawny owl The Animals of Farthing Wood An owl who makes the journey from Farthing Wood to White Deer Park. She is female, though in the books she was originally male, similarly to how her mate, Hollow, was originally female in the books.
The Great Owl Owl The Secret of NIMH A friendly owl antagonist
Tiberius Red-tailed hawk The Secret Life of Pets A hawk who helps Gidget find Max.
The Owl Owl The Owl The eponymous owl who tries to overcome unfortunate circumstances, but end in her demise by her various appendages and body being dispensed of in unusual or comical ways.
Toriri Owl Keroro Land
Venus Vulture Paboo & Mojies
Von Vultur Vulture Daffy – The Commando, Looney Tunes A German World War II commander.
Walter Green owl War of the Birds
Wide Eye Great Horned Owl Wide-Eye Fatherly, gentle and reliable, he watches over all the other animals.
Will Owl Anisava
Zoe Black-shouldered kite Zambezia

Video games[edit]

Character Species Origin Notes
Blathers Owl Animal Crossing Runs a museum.
Bloodwing Borderlands
The Mighty Eagle Bald eagle Angry Birds A villain that wants to destroy the Angry Birds's Farm.
Celeste Owl Animal Crossing: New Leaf Works in the observatory at the museum.
Clockwerk Eurasian eagle-owl Sly Cooper One of Sly's enemies
Condor Condor Ice Climber A condor that stole vegetables that the Ice Climbers have to recover.
Coo Owl Kirby series
Crimson Loftwing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Dyna Blade Enormous bird Kirby series
Dahila Great horned owl Angry Birds Stella
Eagle Eagle The Seven Adventures of Sindbad (シンドバッド7つの冒険; Shindobaddo 7tsu no bōken) A giant red eagle that carries Sinbad.
Falco Lombardi Pheasant (commonly mistaken for a peregrine falcon) Star Fox series
Jet the Hawk Hawk Sonic Riders, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Sonic Free Riders
Kaepora Gaebora Owl The Legend of Zelda series
Mighty Eagle Bald eagle Angry Birds Mighty will destroy anything if a can of sardines is thrown from the slingshot.
Odus Owl Owlboy
Quintole Force[verification needed] Astro Boy: Omega Factor
Skowl The Startling Owl Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze The leader of a parliament owls.
Silver Peregrine falcon Angry Birds Under Pigstruction
Valor Demacian Eagle League of Legends A Demacian Eagle and hunting companion to Quinn, a ranger in the Demacian army.

As mascots, toys, logos, and other[edit]

Character Species Notes
Big Jay and Baby Jay Hawks Mascots for the Kansas Jayhawks.
Blitz Hawk One of the mascots for the Seattle Seahawks.
Baldwin Bald eagle Mascot of the Boston College Eagles.
Bald Eagle Bald eagle standing on the Chyron Mountains in Republic Pictures
Chaddy the Owl Owl Official mascot of Oldham Athletic.
Eddie Eagle Bald eagle Represents an eponymous gun safety program for the National Rifle Association.
Freddie and Frieda Falcon Peregrine falcon The mascots of Bowling Green State University.
Freddie Falcon Falcon Mascot of the Atlanta Falcons.
Hudson 'Hawka' Knights Hawk Mascot of the Hawthorn Hawks.
Herky Tiger hawk Mascot of the Iowa Hawkeyes
Eyeglasses Owl Great Horned Owl an owl who persuades people to get eyeglasses and contacts and is often annoyed by when people say Who? to him in the commercials for America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses.
Mr. Know It Owl Owl
Owlet Owl Writer for BYU's 100 Hour Board.
Ozzie the Owl Owl The matchday mascot of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
Sammy the Owl Owl The mascot for Conference USA's Rice University Owls from Houston, Texas.
Sam the Olympic Eagle Eagle The mascot for 1984 Summer Olympics.
Screech Eagle Mascot for the Washington Nationals.
Skyhawk Hawk One of the mascots for the Atlanta Hawks.
Slapshot Eagle Mascot for the Washington Capitals.
Swoop Eagle Mascot for the Philadelphia Eagles, Eastern Michigan University, Eastern Washington University and Miami University.
Woodsy Owl Owl An icon for the United States Forest Service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, T. H. The Once and Future King. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN 9780007375561. 
  2. ^ "In Need of a Villain: Disney’s The Sword in the Stone". Tor.com. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Lewis, C.S. (2001). The Last Battle. Collins. ISBN 0-583-33966-2. 
  4. ^ Lewis, C. S. The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6). HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN 9780007325092. 
  5. ^ Rowling, J.K. (2000). Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone (First published. ed.). London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 0-7475-3274-5. 
  6. ^ Captain America (vol. 1) 117
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d2MNxIytC8