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AB Red Bird Corpse Sprite

Red's corpse.

A "corpse" is used to describe the state a bird goes through after they crash into an object on the screen. In this phase, the Bird's feathers appear (materialise/break off) and it will appear badly wounded and injured, with dazed/black eyes and crooked beaks. This is also the time when the bird's strength significantly decreases until it can no longer destroy blocks without the aid of motion or gravity momentum. Once a corpse remains still for several seconds, it will disintegrate into the air.

However, if a bird remains offscreen left or right while still flying, it will automatically disintegrate due to its inability to do anything.

It should be noted that Bomb does not have a separate appearance after landing on a structure, as he just flashes shades of red before exploding. Bomb's corpse sprite is only seen in Angry Birds Star WarsTerence doesn't have a corpse sprite- it reuses his basic sprite but he does have one in Angry Birds Star Wars, and Matilda has two different corpse sprites, depending on if her egg was dropped or not. Bubbles also does not have a corpse sprite. After a few seconds, while he is inflated, he deflates, (and flies away) and then disintegrates.

Corpses can also prove to be trouble to the player, as if a bird launches into a corpse, it will have little to no effect on the structure, and if Matilda fires her egg onto a corpse, it will bounce off in another direction before it explodes. Some corpses can also hold up what would be otherwise-collapsing structures, especially Terence in Angry Birds 2. Thus it is advised to wait until a corpse disintegrates before launching another bird.

Even though it's called a corpse, the birds remain alive after turning into one and disintegrate like if they were walking to another level or going to the slingshot again, much like popped pigs.

These corpse sprites were changed in Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Chrome.

In Angry Birds Epic, when a bird is defeated by an enemy, the bird will KO'd and roll off-screen with its weapon, offhand, and armor disappearing, except Player Vs. Player Arena which they do not roll off-screen. Red and Chuck use their Chrome corpses when they are hurt, stunned, frozen, or defeated. The player have 5 seconds to revive all defeated birds before the battle lost.

A table below shows the distinctive features of the corpses of each bird in the classic games.

Character Features (Original) Features (Updated)
Red Cross-eyed, broken beak Eyes slightly closed looks as if about to faint, slightly opened and broken beak
The Blues One eye closed, tongue out, small beak crack
Chuck Messy feathers, red eyebrows, black eye. Cross-eyed, eyes slightly closed, messy eyebrows, beak crack
Bomb        None due to his explosive impact An unused sprite shows one eye slightly closed, tongue out, messy eyebrows 
Matilda Purple eye spot, broken teeth, messy feathers Eyes slightly closed, beak crack
Terence None An unused sprite shows eyes closed with black eye on his left eye, slightly opened and tongue out
Hal Totally messed up the beak and slightly closed eyes Beak is less damaged and his tongue sticks out of his beak, his eyes are almost closed
Bubbles None
Stella None since she disintegrates after using her ability

None but an unused sprite shows messed up crest feathers and a black eye on her left eye

Seasons Corpses[]

Character Features
Tony Same expression, but feathers seem to be covered with icicles.

Rio Corpses[]

Character Features
Blu Scrunched eyes, open beak and feet upwards as if lying down.
Jewel Scrunched eyes, open beak and damaged wings.
Nigel (not playable) Featherless body, eyes looking towards the player. His corpse is only seen in the Smugglers' Plane episode.

Reloaded Corpses[]

Character Features
Garry Disheveled hair, open mouth, eyes apart.
Harvey A black eye, tooth missing, bruises, broken beak, Band-Aid.


The Corpse Glitch[]

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  • A glitch can be performed when a bird's corpse sprite is replaced by another one when the bird is supposed to be a corpse. To perform it, have a bird fly in the air while using its ability. Fire a second bird at the first bird while the first one is still in the air, using its ability. If done correctly, the first bird's corpse sprite will be replaced by its ability sprite. The glitch can be seen by the official Angry Birds channel's Poached Eggs 3–12 on YouTube. Rarely, Hal doesn't have crooked beaks if it hits an indestructible structure, but remains open.
  • Also, it can sometimes happen that, after Matilda has launched her egg, it will 'pop' back to her corpse used when she didn't use the egg. This only happens in the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio, and Angry Birds Friends!. Alternatively, this is explainable by having the same corpse sprite in both cases, in certain versions.
  • Also, if you fire Terence and hit Hal or Chuck, the others' pain noises could be heard instead of Terence's pain noises.
  • There is a glitch when you launch The Blues, and split them into three, they have their corpses. (This can possibly be attributed to them occupying the same spot at one time, though only briefly. Or it could be a side effect of them using their ability to split.)

Angry Birds 2[]

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The corpse behavior in Angry Birds 2 is similar to the previous sequel. However, Terence, Bubbles, Stella, Leonard, Silver, and Melody have their new corpse sprite. Bomb does not have his corpse sprite like most games. If the corpse has enough force, then if it falls on a pig, the pig will be popped.


  • Matilda is the only bird with two corpses. However, in the sequel and new updates, she has only one.
  • In Angry Birds Chrome, the birds corpses are the same as in Angry Birds Rio (except for Bomb, who doesn't have a corpse sprite).
  • Every corpse in Angry Birds Friends and Angry Birds Google Chrome have their tongue sticking out except for Red and Matilda when she used an egg.
  • Stella, (except in Star Wars & Angry Birds 2) Bomb (except in Star Wars and the Facebook version of Angry Birds Friends before January 2020), Terence (except in Star Wars & Angry Birds 2) and Bubbles (except in Angry Birds 2) are the only birds to not have a corpse sprite.
  • Even though Terence has no corpse, he still has pain noises although he is already on his corpse.
  • None of the classic corpses have birds' or pigs' tongues sticking out.
  • Poppy is the only Stella bird with a corpse after spinning.
  • Leonard's corpse can only be seen whenever, ever he touches ice in ice levels, snot from snotting levels along with other birds, getting hit by his own snot, and failing the Hat Adventures that stars him in the level screen.