Right now in Minecraft the sky is very bland. we could spice this up with generic bird mobs!
- Biome diversity for the birds will be important. They spawn in literally every biome. They have different variants, and their skins match the Boone they are in.
You could find a colourful bird in a flower forest/ regular forest. Or you could find more regular generic types for the more common biomes, and stunning skins for mesas, ice spikes, mushroom island and rarer types aswell. The possibilities are endless! Maybe the flower forest birds could use grayscale for their textures ( like tropical fish ) so we could have many different combinations. :)
- Birds would be able to sing. They can communicate by tweeting to each other within a certain far radius. Birds will stop singing at night, but as soon as the sun rises and the beautiful minecraft soundtrack begins, the tweets slowly fade into your surroundings. * that'd be so cool!! *
There can also be a specific slider for bird sounds in settings separated from friendly creatures so you don't have to listen to the morning chirps.
Birds do not chirp in rain, thunder, nor snow.
- They can soar. Birds are a lot more complex than bats. They can perch on top on trees, and don't get tired of hovering like parrots. Because simply, they don't. They are afraid of players, and will take off if you get near. Birds stay around 20-30 blocks around sea/ground level.
They will most commonly be seen soaring if they are flying. Like all non puffer-*fish*, the bird mob soars in groups. Around 1 - 4 can be seen flying together at once. If a player with elytra gets near the flying birds, * or without elytra * the birds will split, and will come back together when the danger is clear.
They can be very smart as well. If an arrow is shot towards a group of birds flying, then they will split as well, so the arrow goes past them.
The bird mob will have 4 health points, and will have a height of 0.65 blocks tall. They can eat seeds that are left on the ground, gliding down to pick them up, and heading somewhere high up and safe to eat them.
They can detect incoming players from 10 blocks.
They move out of the way of moving minecarts.
Just like wolves, birds can have a wet state, and when they come out of water, they have a minute timer until they can shake off the water and retrieve their fluffiness. During the wet state, they cannot fly.
Throwing water bottles or splash potions in general puts them in a wet state.
They drop 1-2 feathers, nothing too important, they are just an ambient mob.
- Thank you for reading my suggestion! I hope you can consider it, it was fun to make.