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"I'm Red! The mighty defender of the nest! The smasher of pigs! The castle-busting wrecking ball!"
Red, Angry Birds Comics #10

Red J. Bird (born in August[10]) is the main protagonist of the Angry Birds series. He is a desert cardinal native to Bird Island with a short-tempered and rude personality.

Born an orphan on Bird Island, Red was an anti-social person with rarely any contact with anybody else. After Leonard's attacks on the island however, Red was accepted by the Bird Island society and had many new friends. He currently lives on Piggy Island with some of his closest friends and takes care of the eggs.


Red is a desert cardinal with red feathers that cover most of his body, hence his name. His most notable characteristics are two feathers that work as his crest, large, black eyebrows on his face, a peach belly, and three small, black feathers on his tail.

Originally, Red had a non-anthropomorphic, round body without showing any limbs at all. After the release of The Angry Birds Movie, he received an anthropomorphic body, which borrowed many featured of his old one. In addition, his eyes would have brown irises. Future releases would occasionally switch between Red's new body and his old one.

In Angry Birds Dream Blast, Red was re-designed again to resemble a hatchling. In this game, he is much shorter, with a round body and small limbs. Angry Birds Journey uses a similar design for its trailers and promotional artwork, though it was somehow more simplified. In the levels of said game, he uses his design from Angry Birds Toons, though modified to have a small beak and brown irises.


Red's profile, from Toy Care's 3D Toothbrush product presentation.

Red is a short-tempered person. The angriest of all the birds, he is not above using violence when someone annoys him. He is someone who takes his duties very seriously, not willing at all to leave them aside. However, he also likes to discover new things when he is in a day off.

"Hey, Red! How are 'ya?"
"Oh! I'm horrible!"
Early Bird and Red, The Angry Birds Movie

During his earliest years, Red was an antisocial person who was rejected by the rest of people.[11] With an unstable anger (despite him trying to state otherwise), he had always hated being disrespected and made fun of, as he took jokes very seriously. This would result in him getting enraged and/or sad. As he grew up, he was also someone who could get frustrated by anything, acting rude in front of other people not matter who friendly they were towards him. However, after he stopped Leonard from cooking the eggs from Bird Island, Red became much more outgoing and was approved by the rest of the birds, which allowed him to control his anger issues much more than before. Nevertheless, even after these incidents, it was shown that Red could still get angry at anything, sometimes cursing himself for his actions,[12] and having a notable hatred for ridiculous holidays.[6] He himself has admitted that he still suffered from anger issues from time to time. However, he is not ungrateful and appreciates the effort others make for him.[3]

Red taking care of the eggs, from "Off Duty".

Since he moved to Piggy Island, Red has been very fond of the three eggs he sometime ago found there. As he believes that they will be very important for his species' survival,[1] he takes good care of them and is not willing to leave them alone; once, he was shown spending entire seasons only looking after them.[7] Whenever he is left alone with them, he softly strokes them and tells them bedtime stories, being one of the rare moments where he shows a soft side.[2] Similarly, he spends hours in the morning cleaning and polishing his propierties, specially the slingshot, and constantly checks that its band is perfectly elastic.[2] He easily loses his temper whenever something, such as an insect[13][14] or a leaf,[15] touches either the eggs or the slingshot.[2] However, he returns back to his usual serious self when others come in.[2]

Ever since the first time he met them, Red has had a mutual dislike for the pigs, being skeptical about them during their stay on Bird Island. After he and his friends moved to Piggy Island, his hatred for them was just aggravated. As a result of all the times they tried to steal the eggs, Red has become even more determined to keep the latters safe, which has bordered him on schizophrenia when he is not near them; a notable example of this was shown when, while he was having a forced vacation, Red started to have hallucinations where he saw all surrounding objects as eggs.[7] A similar case was when he had saw everything round as pigs, though this was due to his rage after he defeated a group of pigs.[16] This also made him very paranoid, interpreting small things as a declaration of war, such as imagining the sound of the wind as a battle cry of the pigs.[2] Despite his friends' best attempts of making him forget about them for a while, he never managed to take them out of his mind.[2] He even is enraged by the smallest sight of green due to this.[2]

"Huh? Me? Lonely? Never."
Red, Angry Birds Comics (2016) #1

While serious and hostile, Red likes being with other people, and appreciates their company. He is afraid of losing his friends and being ignored by others, just like in his childhood and adolescence, though he keeps this fact a secret to everyone. It has been confirmed that Red never managed to get rid of this trauma; a notable example of this was when Chuck asked him if he feared something. While Red said that he was not scared of anything, he had some flashbacks of him being left alone by others. Another example was when his friends were preparing him a surprise party for his birthday. Unaware of this, Red thought that his friends had died during an incident, or that they had abandoned him. However, when he realized that they were completely fine, he was so happy to see them that he shedded a tear.[17] Despite him sometimes treating his friends badly, Red respects and trusts them, and is not above leaving aside his duties to visit them, such as when he wanted to go to Rio de Janeiro to visit Blu and Jewel.[18]

Game appearances

Angry Birds (game)

In the original Angry Birds, and its Chinese version, Red appears as one of the main playable characters, first making his appearance in the very first level of Poached Eggs, or the first level of Tutorial in the newest versions. He would later appear in every other episode as a playable character, except in The Big Setup. In the levels and most cutscenes, he appears in his first design, though the card of Tutorial, the shop, the profiles of The Mighty League, and the cutscenes of Piggy Farm and Jurassic Pork have him in his design from Angry Birds Toons.

Red being launched to destroy a building, from the international version of the original Angry Birds.

In gameplay, Red is a common bird used mostly to weaken buildings due to him being rather weak, losing his momentum instantly when he destroys glass. However, the Power Potion and the King Sling Power-Ups can make him stronger. When tapping onto the screen when Red is launched, he will scream, but this will not do anything. Each Red the player does not use to complete the levels will award them with a bonus of 10.000 points.

Red in his unnamed transformation using his new ability, from the international version of the original Angry Birds.

In Red's Mighty Feathers, and some of the levels of Flock Favorites and Golden Eggs, Red was transformed after being surroundered by some of the Mighty Eagle's feathers. When tapping anywhere onto the screen when this Red is launched, he will head towards said direction until he crashes onto something. Nevertheless, he is still as weak as in his normal state. He also appears in the Egg Defender minigame, though in an unlimited number.

Angry Birds Seasons

Red being used in the first level of Trick or Treat, from the international version of Angry Birds Seasons.

In Angry Birds Seasons, and its Chinese version, Red is a playable character first introduced in the first level of Trick or Treat, the first level of Hammier Things in the most recent versions of the international version. While the levels and the level selection screens until South Hamerica have him in his design from the original Angry Birds, the level selection screens from Power-Up Test Site, Ham Dunk, Tropigal Paradise, and Fairy Hogmother have him in his design from Angry Birds Toons; while, in the level selection screens from Marie Hamtoinette and Piggywood Studios, he is seen in his design from The Angry Birds Movie. In addition, in the international version of the game, since October 2015, Red can be given optional Bird Hats to wear in the levels, though these are entirely cosmetics.

In gameplay, Red has the same strength as in the original Angry Birds, and, like in said game, can be powered up with the Power Potion. He also appears as the powerup Homing Bird, and the Powerbird Telebird. Each Red the player does not use to complete the levels will award them with a bonus of 10.000 points.

Angry Birds Rio

Red and his friends meet Nigel for the first time, from Angry Birds Rio.

In the "Rio" storyline of Angry Birds Rio, Red and the other birds were all kidnapped and sent to a lair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The being responsible of the kidnapping, an anthropomorphic cookatoo named Nigel, showed up and revealed that he had kidnapped Red and his flock to sell them in exchange of one hundred thousand dollards, due to them being part of an "exceptionally rare species".[19] Seeing many other birds also trapped in the lair, Red and his comrades broke free and liberated the caged birds, including two macaws named Blu and Jewel, who were united by handcuffs. Red and his friends, alongside Blu and Jewel, escaped to a jungle as Nigel sent his marmosets to go after them.

After venturing through the jungle and defeating the marmosets and Nigel himself, Red and his group met Rafael, a friend of Blu, who guided them to a beach where they could find Luiz, a bulldog who could take the handcuffs out of Blu and Jewel. After going to the beach, he birds found Luiz, who managed to separate the macaws from each other. However, Jewel was soon after caught by Nigel.

Red and his friends after returning back to Piggy island, from Angry Birds Rio.

That night, Red and his flock ended up in the middle of a carnival, where they defeated Mauro, the leader of the marmosets, and found Jewel, alongside many other kidnapped birds, hidden in a chicken-like vehicle. Just as Blu was about to free his friend, he was caught b Nigel, who escaped with him and the other birds as Red and his friends went after them. Ending up at an airplane, the birds managed to get aboard one plane that had Blu, Jewel and Nigel. After freeing the other birds, Red and his comrades had a final showdown against Nigel. When the cookatoo was defeated, he tried to escape, only to be caught by one of the plane's propellers, damaging it. Despite the oods, Red and his flock managd to control the plane and crash-land on Piggy Island, right before Foreman Pig and Minion Pig managed to steal their eggs.

In the "Rio 2" storyline, Red and his friends received a postcard from Blu and Jewel, inviting them to go to Rio de Janeiro to visit them. Accepting the invitation, the birds put themselves inside a wooden box that was supposed to be sent to the city. However, they ended up on the Moon, much for Red's wrath. From there, they entered the earth's atmosphere and landed at the outsides of Rio as they watched the a firework display, for their pleasure.[18] However, they were soon after forced to deal with the remaining hordes of marmosets. Eventually ending up in a harbor, Red and his comrades fred some birds and dolphins, before commiting the error of freeing Nigel himself, who had somehow survived the past incident. Later, on a lake, Red and his flock managed to throw Nigel to the waters. They and Blu later dealt with the remaining marmosets.

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Red being used in the first level of Rocket Rumble, from Angry Birds Rio.

In gameplay, Red has the same strength as in past games, though he can be even stronger with the Power Potion. In the "Rio" segment, he uses his design from the original Angry Birds, while the "Rio 2" episodes have him in his design from Angry Birds Toons. He is first used in the first level of Smuggler's Den, or in the first level of Playground in the newer versions. When tapping onto the screen when Red is launched, he will scream, but this will not do anything. Each Red the player does not use to complete the levels will award them with a bonus of 10.000 points.

In addition, Red is featured as the powerup Samba Burst. Here, he will be wearing a fruit hat, and will have a happy expression. When he collides onto any surface, he will make all the surroundering objects shake and launch them.

Angry Birds Space

In Angry Birds Space, Red appears as Super Red.[20] At the start of the events of the game, he and his friends were taking care of their eggs as usual, until they spotted a wormhole in the sky and, from it, Ice Bird and an eggsteroid. Eventually, they saw a large metallic claw fall from the wormhole, which grabbed a chunk of soil with the eggsteroid and the left with it. Furious, Ice Bird used the group's slingshot to enter the wormhole. While Red and his friends initially did not care about this, they soon after found out that their eggs were stoen as well. Enraged, they used the slingshot to enter the wormhole as well. They soon after found themselves in space, with new transformations, stopping King Pig from stealing the eggsteroids.

Angry Birds Friends

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In Angry Birds Friends, Red appears as a playable character. He has the same strength as in past games.

Bad Piggies

In Bad Piggies, Red appears as an enemy. In gameplay, he appears in some levels of Flight in the Night, Tusk 'til Dawn, and The Road to El Porkado. At first, he will be sleeping, whough he can be woken up with the the noise of the player's vehicle. If the camera is not showing Red, an icon showing his location and if he is about to be woken up will appear. When Red is awake, he will try to detect the player's presence. If he succeds, he will jump onto the slingshot and launch himself towards the player's vehicle. Red is be quite strong, and can damage fragile vehicles, unless they use the Super Glue.

Angry Birds Star Wars II

Red's cameo in the title screen of Angry Birds Star Wars II.

In Angry Birds Star Wars II, Red makes a cameo in the background of the Bird Side version of Rise of the Clones and the title screen, as a peach-colored building on Coruscant.

Angry Birds Go!

In Angry Birds Go!, Red appears as the first default playable character, though he can also appear as an opponent in some races and Versus (the latter only in 1.0.0). In gameplay, Red has his own Special Power, which is a boost that will temporarily increase his speed leaving a trail of red feathers behind him.

Angry Birds Epic

"Protects the party. A real hero!"
Description, Angry Birds Epic
AB Epic Avatar Image 1.png

In Angry Birds Epic, Red appears as the main default character. At the start of the events of the game, he and Chuck were minding their business as usual, until they were attacked by hordes of Minion Pigs led by Wizpig and Prince Porky. The pigs managed to defeat the birds in no effort, stole their eggs and their personal equipment, and kidnapped Chuck. Furious, Red ventured through the South Beach and rescued his yellow friend. At the Cobalt Plateaus, they got one egg and found Matilda crying because her garden was destroyed by Porky. The white bird soon after joined their group. The flock then chashed Porky through the Golden Fields, until the pig used his air balloon to escape to Desert Island, whcih supposed a problem for the flock as they could not cross the Limestone Lagoon that separated Pig Island and Desert Island. Fortunately, Bomb came in with his Bird Ship, onl for him to be attacked by a Pirate, who stole the ship's rudder. After retrieving the rudder and rescuing Jake, Jay and Jim, who had been surroundered by the prince and some troops, Red and his comrades managed to retrieve the second egg on the castle.

Later, the flock passed through the Pirate Coast, the Slingshot Woods and the Great Cliffs, before going to the Star Reef to rescue the third egg. Back at the Great Cliffs, Red, Chuck and Bomb were fooled by the pigs and kidnapped. While Chuck and Bomb were fred, the cage Red was in was taken to the sky by Prince Porky's airship. However, the other birds, with the help of Professor Pig, managed to build their own Airship and rescue the red bird. At the Snowy Peak, they got the fourth egg and ventured through the Islands in the Sky, the Pumpkin Plateau, and the Square Forest.

Right outside of the entrance of Pig City, where the fifth and final egg was, Red's flock found themselves unable to continue with their adventure due to the walls and catapults blocking their way though. By Professor Pig's advice however, they went to the Moorlands and got a Submarine, which they used to pass through a mine field and enter the city. There, they had a duel against Wizpig. Later, they broke through the castle and got the fifth egg.

In a sudden turn of events, Wizpig revealed his true colors to the others and used his magic to get the egg and King Pig's crown before going to the Hog Head Mountain and make himself a Magic Shield to protect himself there. The flock followed him and managed to destroy the shield by defating the enemies that protected it. Red and his comrades had a definitive showdown against Wizpig, who was aided by Lefty and Righty. However, the pig was defeated. With his last strengths, Wizpig used his own magic to transform into Demonic Wizpig, a state so powerful that no bird could defeat him. However, with the help of Prince Porky, who gave Demonic Wizpig the final strike, the flock got the fifth egg and King Pig's crown. The group then went back to Pig City and gave the king his crown, with him thanking them.

In gameplay, Red's statistics in Angry Birds Epic are as follows:

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Protects the party. A real hero!


HP: 36/45/54/63
AD: 8/9/10/12

Rage Chilli


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Deals 500% AD damage to the enemy with the most health.

Rage Chilli


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Deals 350% AD damage to the enemy with the most health.

Angry Birds Stella


In Angry Birds Stella, Red makes a cameo in the Game Console object.

Angry Birds Transformers

Angry Birds POP!

In Angry Birds POP!, Red appears as a permanent character. Initially, when the game was called Angry Birds Stella POP!, he was a limited character who could only be used during an event.

In gameplay, Red appears in the "Drop the Pigs" and "Defeat King Pig" levels, though he can be optionally replaced with a Guest Star. When the Bird Gauge is full, he will be able to use the Rock Pop, where he will be able to pop a short line of bubbles.

Angry Birds Fight!

In Angry Birds Fight!, Red was the first out of six playable characters the player could choose to use. Other than being a playable character, he also appeared as an icon in the matching board. Like all of the other birds in the game, Red was customizable to the player's preference, and the player would be able to purchase costumes and weapons for Red with in-game currency.

In gameplay, the player could not play directly as Red; rather, they had to make him attack his enemy by till-matching various small birds. Matching three bird would have popped the birds out, and matching four or more would activate the specific bird's special ability. If four of Red's icons were matched, then random panels would be blocked out with wooden boxes on the opponent player's matching board.

Once the round was over, the two battling players began fighting, and the player's success would entirely be based on how many points they were able to gather.

Angry Birds 2

In Angry Birds 2, Red appears as the first playable character the player can use, making his first playable appearance in the very first level of the game. He can also be used in the Arena, as long as the game allows the player to use him. In addition, Red has his own daily event, named Red's Rumble, which can be played on Mondays.

In gameplay, Red can be used in any level as long as the player has a card of his. When tapping onto the screen when he is launched, he will make a small scream that will produce a short, red line. If a building is caught by that line, it will be pushed to the other side. This ability works better in tall, unstable buildings, and will not have much effect in structures that are well held. While Red can normally be used only once, filling the Destructometer can give the player a card with Red, allowing them to use him again. The amount of points Red can gather depends on his Bird Power, which can be leveled up by giving him enough feathers, upgrading the slingshot, etc.

Angry Birds World Tour

In Angry Birds World Tour, Red is a playable character who is first used in the first level of North America, and is a recurring character in the other episodes. Similar to past physics-based puzzle games, he has no ability when launched.

Angry Birds Action!

In Angry Birds Action!, Red appears as the first and default character the player is given. In gameplay, he can run towards a direction by pointing him at a target and shooting. Red would then hit and bounce off of targets until he ran out of speed. He can only do this three times, and he will disappear afterwards.

Angry Birds Football

In Angry Birds Football, Red appeared as the only playable character, as a member of the team Mighty Feathers. For the first time in an Angry Birds game, Red used his design from The Angry Birds Movie, in promotion of the film.

In gameplay, the player could upgrade Red' skills, in different categories that ranged from pace, power, technique, and defense that helped the birds' performances. These skills could be raised by training the birds or using in-game currency to upgrade them instantly. To win, the player had to pass the ball around in a special arrangement to the other birds in order to make the goal.

Angry Birds Blast!

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In Angry Birds Blast!, Red is a non-playable character. In the game, various Reds were kidnapped and put in balloons. To free them, the player has to tap two or more balloons of the same colors that are connected. They can also use the Slingshot to free one single Red instantly. The Red birds appear in red-colored balloons.

Angry Birds Evolution

In Angry Birds Evolution, Red is an unlockable red bird that is unlocked after beating the Yellow Desert or some events. His statistics are as follows:

Image Name Abilities Information Leader Skill Awaken Skill Description
Story Events
Confusion Kick Rank 1 Weak Spot Rank 1 Power Row Rank 1 Health Strength Bird Power Costs Health Strength Bird Power Costs
20170713 095849.png Normal Kicks an enemy, dealing ? damage and knocking him around, damaging any enemy he hits. The kicked pig has a 30% chance to increase its turn counter by 1. Kicks an enemy, dealing ? damage and knocking him around, dealing damage to any enemy he hits. The kicked enemy receives a critical from the front, not from the back. Jumps into the air and slams down, dealing ? damage to a pig and pushing it around to deal damage to any pig it hits. Additionally, upgrades all power ups on impact. -200 (initial) -90 (initial) -540 (initial) 200 Red Evolution material to be evolved -1000 (initial) -1000 (initial) -1100 (initial) 300 Red Evolution material to be evolved All red birds in the team get +30% attack power. Increases Red’s critical damage by 30%. Red saved the island from the pigs once already. Can he do it again?
Ред 111.JPG.jpg Evolved ? ? ? ? ? ?
Ред эв 32.JPG.jpg Weak Spot Evolution ? ? ? ? ? ? 780 Evolution Material + 25 Red Essense to be evolved
Ред эв 22.JPG.jpg Power Row Evolution ? ? ? N/A ? ? ? N/A

Red also appears as Classic Red. In this state, he has a slightly modified design from Angry Birds Toons.

Angry Birds Match

Red, from Angry Birds Match.

In Angry Birds Match, Red appears as a supporting character that can be summoned in the levels. In the test version of the game. he also teaches the player how to play the game. In gameplay, Red can be summoned in any level by matching four items of the same color. When the player taps onto him and then slides the finger to any side, he will run towards that side, cleaning items in his way, popping pigs, and damaging boxes. However, if he is touched by other bird, or is not used by the player when they complete the level, he will split into two and will run either horizontally or vertically. This means that, for example, vertically, one Red will be running towards the top part of the screen, while the other one will run to the bottom part.

Angry Birds Dream Blast

In Angry Birds Dream Blast, Red appears as a supporting character. This is also the first time in the Angry Birds series where he uses a new design that does not come from past games or media; instead, he now looks like a hatchling. He also appears as a profile picture that the player can unlock and choose.

In gameplay, Red can be summoned by popping four or more bubbles of the same color at the same time. The more bubbles are popped, the larger Red will be. When he is tapped or touched by other bird, he will make a horizontal line that will pop every bubble in its way. He will then disappear. Combining two Reds will summon one Chuck.

Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs

Red about to be launched to a building, from the VR version of Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs.

In both versions of Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs, Red is one of the four playable characters, and the first one used by the player. He is used for the first time in the first level of Sandy Beach. He can also be added as an optional character in the Level Builder mode. In this game, he has his sound effects from Angry Birds 2, which are taken from some episodes of Angry Birds Toons. When launched, Red will have no ability, which is why he is mainly used to push buildings.

Angry Birds POP Blast

In Angry Birds POP Blast, Red is a playable character that is unlocked in the first level. He also appears as Super Red in the Space Race.

In gameplay, Red can be used in any level as long as the player chooses to him. When his bar is full, he will active his ability, which is an explosive fireball that will pop some bubbles in a range.

Angry Birds Island

In Angry Birds Island, Red is a non-playable character. In the game, various Reds appear in red-colored balloons. To free them, the player has to tap two or more balloons of the same colors that are connected. In the story of the game, he also helps the player on re-building Bird Island along with other birds.

Angry Birds Tennis

In Angry Birds Tennis, Red is a playable character unlocked by default. He can be played in any level the player wants, he can also be chosen to be part of the player's team. He uses his boost when he has energy to do it.

Angry Birds Legends

Angry Birds Reloaded

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In Angry Birds Reloaded, Red reappears as a playable character first used in the first level of Hot Pursuit. He has the same gameplay features as in the earliest games. However, he will do nothing if the screen is tapped when he is launched.

Angry Birds Journey

In Angry Birds Journey, Red is a playable character that, unlike in past games, is unlocked as the fifth and last bird. When he collides anywhere, he will target to five different items and then destroy them in a ruckus. When the Anger Meter ability is used, the ruckus will be bigger.

Powers and abilities

Red after destroying a metal wall, from "The Great Eggscape".

Despite not having undergone any notable training, Red is a very skilled and powerful fighter, having been able to break though Pig City on his own many times with no wounds or scratches. His strength is one of his most notable abilities; though most of the time he has been shown to be unable to break stone blocks, Red is strong enough to pick up and launch pigs with ease,[21] and has even been capable of breaking though many different walls and a metal wall within a few seconds with no additional equipment.[22] In addition, his speed has let him run though entire mountains[23] and onto water[9] with no problems.

Red has demonstrated to have a great durability and resistance against attacks. He has been able to survive massive explosions[24] and falls from high heights, and even withstood atmospheric entry once.[25]

Strength and speed aside, Red is able to hide all his limbs to turn himself into a ball, though this ability has only been used once.[26]


Super Red

Main article: Super Red

Super Red, from Angry Birds Space.

By passing though an extraterrestrial wormhole of some kind, Red can transform into Super Red.[20] In this state, Red has some different body features, the most notable of which is his black and white glasses, which he can use to track and analyze enemies. However, most of his abilities remain the same. This transformation first appeared in Angry Birds Space.

Unnamed Angry Birds transformation

By using a few of the Mighty Eagle's feathers, Red can have a, so far, unnamed transformation. He looks the same as his normal counterpart, except that he is now surrounded by a few white and red feathers. In this state, Red can head himself towards any location he wants to. However, he can only use this ability once before losing the feathers. This transformation only appeared in the original Angry Birds and its Chinese version.


Main article: Telebird

The Telebird, from Angry Birds Seasons.

Through unknown means, Red can transform into the Telebird. In this state, he now wears a magenta and yellow helmet on his head. As the Telebird, Red now can teleport himself and surrounding objects to any place he wants to, allowing him to pass through solid objects. However, he can only use this ability once. This transformation only appeared in the international version of Angry Birds Seasons.

Homing Bird

Main article: Homing Bird

The Homing Bird, from Angry Birds Seasons.

By unknown means, Red can transform into the Homing Bird, where he wears a gray radar on his head. In this state, Red automatically heads himself towards any pig that is near him. However, he can only use this ability once. This transformation only appeared in Angry Birds Seasons and its Chinese version.


While not having any physical weaknesses, it is confirmed that Red is allergic to pollen.[27] In addition, he can be scared quite easily by a scarecrow, and will be unable to do anything whenever he finds one.[28] Also, he can be distracted whenever he is trying to aim with the slingshot, being scared by other birds' sounds, and even his own farts.[29]



Red and Chuck, from "Chuck Time".

Red's best friend is Chuck. The two first met when they assisted Matilda's anger managment classes. While Red was initially annoyed by the yellow bird's quick-paced personality, which often made him feel uncomfortable, they quickly became friends. Though Red can still be annoyed by Chuck's arrogant personality, he acts as a parental figure towards him[1] and respects and trusts him. In addition, when Chuck was seemingly crushed by the slingshot, Red regretted his friend's "loss", only to immediatly afterwards find out that he was indeed alive and perfectly fine, confusing him.[30]


Other of Red's friends is Bomb. The two first met when they were forced to assist Matilda's anger managment classes. While they did not get along very well at first, they quicky became friends as they investigated about Leonard and the pigs' hostage on Bird Island. Red acts as a parental figure towards Bomb[1] and respects and trusts him, though he can be annoyed by his stupidity.

Jay, Jake and Jim

Red with the Blues, from "Slingshot 101".

Red is good friends with Jay, Jake and Jim. Before the Blues were born, Red saved the egg containing them from the claws of Leonard and his minions. Despite the brothers' irresponsability and disobedience, Red still tolerates them and acts as a parental figure towards them.[1] Also, whenever the triplets save the eggs from the pigs, Red likes spending a while playing with them as a reward.[23]


"And this is Terence!"
"More like 'Terrifying'."
Matilda, Terence and Red, The Angry Birds Movie

Terence is a close friend of Red. They first met when they were forced by law to attend Matilda's anger managment classes, though they did not get along at first, as Red feared Terence, even calling him "Terrifying" the first time he saw him. However, after Leonard stole the eggs from Bird Island, Terence and the other birds cooperated with Red to get the eggs back. Since then, Terence and Red started to have a better relationship with each other.


"So, I'm curious. Why didn't we just team up with Chuck? He is definitely faster than me."
"No. he is too laid."
"Why not Bomb then? You know, he is heavier than me."
"Just no. You're perfect."
"Oh. That's funny. I though we weren't... compatible."
Red and Silver, The Angry Birds Movie 2

Silver is another of Red's friends. She was introduced to him by Chuck, though they had a rather tense relationship, as Silver did not trust the red bird. As time passed however, they started to get along. Currently, they are good friends, and have a mutual respect towards each other.


"Look, Red, I know we've had our differences..."
"Oh, like when you tried to eat our young?!"
Leonard and Red, The Angry Birds Movie 2

Perhaps Red's first enemy was Leonard. The two first met when Leonard and the other pigs went to Bird Island. Despite the pigs acting friendly towards the birds, Red was skeptical about Leonard, insulting him many times and even making paintings about him dying in multiple ways. It soon after turned out that Red was right about Leonard when he and the other pigs stole the eggs from Bird Island and bombed Bird Village. One day later, Red and the other birds managed to go to Piggy Island, the pigs' home, and destroy Pig City and rescue the eggs, which only aggravated Leonard's hatred for the red bird. Despite this, the two were forced to cooperate to stop Zeta from conquering the earth.

King Pig

Red's rivalry with King Pig, from "Eating Out".

It is shown that Red hated King Pig Smooth Cheeks much more than he hated Leonard. While it is unknown how the two first met, perhaps the earliest incident involving both the monarch and the bird was when the former decided to steal the birds' eggs to eat them. Despite having been defeated countless times, King Pig has never given up, and this, as well as him surviving his encounters with the Angry Birds, has made him a constant threat to the eggs and a thorn to Red's side.

Prince Porky

Red with Prince Porky, from Angry Birds Epic.

Red is in neutral terms with Prince Porky. The two first met whe King Pig sent Porky and Wizpig to steal the birds' eggs. While both were initially enemies, they had to team up after Wizpig betrayed the pigs and stole King Pig's crown and an egg. Later, at the Hog Head Mountain, Porky cooperated with the Red and his comrades to defeat Wizpig, who had just turned into Demonic Wizpig. Following that battle, Porky shared a time with the Angry Birds. The current state of Red's relationship with Porky remains unknown.





  • An officially licensed t-shirt entitled “Nerdy Birdy” showed Red with glasses and a bow tie. The image was so popular that a plush version was created. It should be noted that the Nerdy Birdy is not a new character, just Red wearing a bow tie and eyeglasses.
  • Red and Silver are the only birds to be named after a color.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Could perform this ability in Sonic Dash.


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