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    Mc Rat commented

    You should be able to build birdhouses or birdbaths for them

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    Maybe they could drop different types of feathers, just for realism? It could be used for some unique banner patterns and such.

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    marnixhp commented

    or like feather hats 

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    Sarelth commented

    Personally, I would love to see crows, ravens, and magpies. Have them appear in small groups that follow the player from a distance and they could have a chance of swooping in the pick up dropped items, similar to foxes. Don't have them steal directly from players, as no one likes their stuff going missing, but those seeds you didn't get a chance to pick up, or that healing potion you accidentally dropped on the ground, fair game. After they grab an item, have them regroup with there pals and maybe compare loot, making some noise while they sit there high in a tree. If you track them down you might also find other items that they acquired. Loot table could simply be random mob drops, especially shining objects. 

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    What about biome-specific birds? Like albatrosses for the sea, seagulls for beaches, ducks and ospreys for rivers, hawks/eagles for mountains. What about making hawks/eagles tamable, so they help you hunt passive mobs and sit on your shoulder.
    Also it would be interesting if birds flew away when you approached them, unless you sneak and move slowly (like ocelots).
    Maybe you could add animations for them, such as digging for worms, or diving and attacking fish. This would make a world feel more alive.

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    maybe different effects on arrow physics when using different feather types?

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    LikaLarukuToo commented

    Owls.

    Eagles.

    Crows.

    Seagulls.

    Songbirds.

    Penguins.

    Peacocks.

    Macaws.

     

    They'd add ambient sounds to every biome.

    Wild birds could steal your meat, tamed ones could help you hunt.

    Crows would have hidden nests full of shiny treasures.

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    Kylie W commented

    I love this idea! I think regular song birds would be an excellent addition to Minecraft! I also love the idea about many different variations of bird coming from the spawn egg, like horses or tropical fish. I think some birds I'd love to see would be magpies, robins, blue jays, finches, crows, hummingbirds, swallows, and wrens!

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    YumeRini commented

    The first things that come to mind when I think of birds are the small tweeting ones that nest in the trees of my yard, such as robins, blue jays, sparrows, cardinals, finches, wrens, mockingbirds, and crows (well, I guess not all of them tweet). These birds are known as passerines. I think that these should be added.

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    How about having multiple varieties, like tropical fish? Some can even be based on real species, like the robin, the bluejay, the cardinal, the canary, the oriole...

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    Yes and having them as pets using seeds like parrots. And maybe adding a feather dropped from birds/chickens could give ths player a new banner type either called bird or flight which you can costumize onto a.banner.

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    I fully endorse this idea! Maybe a Roadrunner type of bird for the desert/mesa biome  

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    I love this idea!  Maybe they could add birds of prey too.  Imagine hawks and vultures in the desert soaring high above, owls in the forest watching for prey at night, or eagles flying overhead in a mesa biome.  They could spot prey like rabbits or fish near the surface and swoop down!

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    Plz add birds that would be so cool

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    EggyPigeon8 commented

    Maybe there can be nests in the trees that sometimes have stuff in them it can be good stuff or bad there will also be eggs in them and they will act like turtle eggs you can break them if you want or take them ocelots near by will try to climb the tree to break the eggs

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    harry holden commented

    Pelican should be quite big and spawn in beaches and catch fish. They should sit above the water and fly and drop fish when you kill them maybe they could be tamed with fish and catch fish for you

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    harry holden commented

    Instead of biome specific skins they should be different birds in general in each biome

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    harry holden commented

    - Plains: no birds
    - Oceans: seagulls/pelicans that float on the water surface and fly near the water. Pelicans could be big and drop feathers and fish once killed. Neutral
    - Forests: could have a few plain looking birds of no birds to make taming birds more rewarding.
    - Dark forests/taiga: owls could attack rabbits and will spawn more often at night and are neutral mobs

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    harry holden commented

    - Swamp: stalk could catch fish
    - Mountains: eagles could be big enough to fly or could drop big eagle feathers for potions or for a glider to glide down from high places but not fly upwards. Could be rare loot. Neutral mobs
    - Tundra/frozen ocean: penguins could catch fish and would be passive and slide on the ice and would spawn in large groups.
    - Mushroom: some kinda mushroom bird?

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    harry holden commented

    - Savannah: weaver birds that make spherical(square) nests could drop cool loot once broken - could be birds similar that collect rare ores and shiny objects and have rare chance of dropping once best is broken. Birds will attack if you hit their nest. Neutral. Can’t tame. Flamingoes could spawn in large groups in savanna lakes and will fly away once you attack one. They will drop pink dye.
    - Desert: vultures. Drop bones and meat once killed. Will attack zombies as they are dead. Will circle before attacking. Spawn in groups of 5
    - Nether: hellish birds. Skelton birds Phoenix?

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    samgsxbox commented

    That would be cool, it's good

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    samgsxbox commented

    They should be tameable and come with different colours like parrots

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    They are a little bit to tall for my taste... I would say the have a total height of 0.35-0.50. there can be also different species

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    Thapik commented

    the birds should also be able to built their own bird's Nest, that would be a block with a height of a slap, in that nest the birds lay eggs and breed them. sooner or later bird will coming out and then they will learn to fly.   

    I think this feature should added with it

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    Noah jenkins commented

    i would like to see weaver birds btw look them up there cool.

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    TanIsHere1914 commented

    What if some birds are tameable and can transport items to one player to another?

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    Ramen Naruto commented

    Different sized birds in all biomes, and different colors/songs depending on the biome you are in. Eggs laid by birds might serve a purpose to lure in other mobs. Birds can be "tamed" by carefully feeding them seeds, and like cats, they will go out during the day and return occasionally to the player. Otherwise, they might be important for the elytra or potions. 

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    Could some be tameable? I would love to have an eagle riding on my shoulder, and it would be realistic, because there is Falconry in real life. Could you add to submission? Voted!

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    Sry, forgot something. Maybe some birds of prey could hunt things like fish and rabbit, and eat some while giving you some other items. Maybe even have a small chance of giving you a fishing treasure.

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    mitchel3535 commented

    ZillionBeret512 I agree I like your idea and it could include shape and size.