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Generic Birds

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    Yes, they should be similar to tropical fish, so that they add diversity with one simple mob as a background mob. 

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    issac garland commented
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    I think it would be nice if you could tame some variables of these birds like canaries or how people hunt with eagles and falcons. although I don't think they would do anything particularly special except sing every Minecraft moring and would probably help a lot with the very low-quality ambience going on in the game right now

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    RERJAMRGC commented
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    That should be a completely separate update. It should be called the Aerial Update.

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    Pain Swift commented
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    When seagulls should eat planted seads, so you have to set up a thing to scare the birds. Dont know what it is called in english.

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    I think all bird should be tamable. Big birds like eagles, owls, and hawks could sit on your shoulder. If you tap on an animal such as a chicken, rabbit, or fish (something medium small), the eagle/hawk/owl could fly off your shoulder, carry them into the air, and drop them right in front of you, giving them fall damage and killing them in front of you, so you could easily collect the meat/loot. 
    Medium birds, such as macaws, seagulls, and toucans could collect fruit, seeds, and crops and bring them back to you. 
    Small birds, such as wrens, sparrows, swallows, and kingfishers could bring you fish and seeds.

    Tiny birds, like hummingbirds, chickadees, and weebills could bring you seeds and honeycombs. 
    All birds that had been tamed by either fish, fruit, or seeds (depending on what they eat) should sit on your shoulder if given the command to. 

    Thanks if you take my comment into consideration! I love this idea, birds tamable or not.

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    i love this idea but how about a phoenix

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    Mortimer Gage commented
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    Terrific suggestion, the overworld really needs more ambience and variety. 

    I wouldn't want the birds to be any specific species, I love that you just said generic birds. Having birds as just different variants under that name, allows developers to create unique to minecraft mobs that can be further developed later on. I don't want more animal from real-life, I want something that is just Minecraft.

    In terms of taming, I think they should be like dolphins, just ambient creatures. Maybe you could feed them with seeds and fly off to bring you another random seed/item. Feed a bird and it comes back with melon seed in its mouth, that'd be a cool dynamic. 

    Again, lovely idea.

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    A Crocodile commented
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    Minecraft could use some more atmospheric mobs, such as birds, lizards and snakes to make to world feel more alive.

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    Oyou9697 commented
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    On beach, they have a seagull skin, in black forest and swamps (with black Oak) crow/raven skin (or maybe a new mob who attack). We can maybe have rapaces than we can find in mountains which we can tame for throw it (maybe he can either kill smalls animals like rabbits, generic birds or just bring far items to you)

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    DisneyDude128 commented
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    I like this idea a lot. I think that the should be similar to tropical fish in the that they have different color variants and shapes. I also think they should be mostly for decoration and the atmosphere the player is in. I would love to have a fantasy forest with tiny birds chirping and flying in the sky. I also think there should be leaves that float calmly in the wind and, the sound of leaves shaking in trees during storms.

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    SarahBean1209 commented
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    There should be a variant similar to geese, where they travel in v-shaped groups and fly into water. They should also get aggressive if you get too close to them/hurt them.

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    Maybe they could eat the seeds you seemed and you would need to afraiy them with a scarecrow

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    I think this bird ideas are brilliant and I whould love to see divrent birds in the sky .I whould also put bird sounds with them.

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    Adding on to what ZillionBeret512 said, I think that they should have a chance to drop feathers when killed, but in general it would be really cool if they had a feather particle effect for when they take damage and when they fly!

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    I love this idea!!!

    It would add so much life to minecraft!!!

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    It would be nice if you could let birds bread just like other animals

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    harry holden commented
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    Plains rivers:
    Swans would be found in two and would attack once provoked. They’d drop more feathers than other birds and would rarely be black. They could also be found with cygnets that trail behind.
    Forests:
    Woodpeckers could provide more ambience.

    Turkeys could be part of a farming update and could be lured with pumpkin seeds as they’re both autumnal. They’d then be rarer and farm slower than chickens but drop more feathers and better meat. If seasons were added then maybe they’d only be found in autumn.
    I’d also like if chickens received a newer model as they look quite weird and maybe they’d have rooster and hen variants and could maybe have colour variants as well.

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    daniel rey commented
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    Wow, that’s a long suggestion, but still a good one, so I voted.

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    Froggynoch commented
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    Someone mentioned birdhouses, and I think that could work really well. You could craft birdhouses that would have similar mechanics to beehives. You could then mine them and pick them up to transport the birds.

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    skymyner360 commented
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    Imagine waking up in your cozy log cabin, walking out onto your front porch in the early morning light, and... hearing the beautiful chirping and whistling of birds. A small chickadee swoops down to your front porch and perches on the fence, looks around, then notices you and swiftly swoops way. Another bird, perching somewhere unseen, sings a sweet melody. Far above, a small flock of little black dots zoom by, flying in a "V" formation. You are curious where they are going, but of course you'll never be able to catch up to them. The sun now peeks over the horizon, and shines through the forest in front of your little home. You think to yourself, "This is wonderful. I wish this would never end."

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    Mercutie73215 commented
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    they should have big eagle or something that once tamed can be ridden 

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    Plasma Fury commented
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    Apparently I’m late to the party but here are my ideas.

    Interactive mobs less common that farm animals but still fairly relative. Different species for different biomes, parrots still only one in jungle. More common in forests, less common in desert or snow.

    Behavior similar to bats but obviously don’t hang upside down. Drop things like sticks, string, and feathers with a rare chance of something shinny, maybe a iron or gold ingot could go as far as a diamond or emerald. 1-3 xp if killed by player, wolf, Fox, or cat. They would avid cats when possible.

    Maybe a breading mechanic with seeds? That they lay eggs or create another bird.

    Defensive with a swarming behavior like pigmen. One on one they would be an easy kill with healthy level of 5 or 6 but swarm can be from 1-6 depending on how many birds are in a certain radius. Less likely to swarm if you have a cat with you.

    They can “disappear” into trees and disturbing the “nest” will trigger a swarm also.

    Throw back to the old mining times and have canaries tame able to take mining with you that will warn you of lava within one block, would be perfect for a cave update.

    Make a bird watching book of sorts that ties into the fletcher in villages.

    Introduce a new tool “net” that can be used to catch birds or fish, doesn’t work on parrots. Crafting would be three string in the top right corner with two sticks diagonal.

    I like the idea of sending notes or items to other players also.

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    tridgway65 commented
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    I feel like "Finch" would be a good name for this group of mobs, since common birds such as robins, jays, and crows are interesting enough to be their own mobs. Also, finches are found all over the world and have many different colors and patterns depending on the species.

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    Y que tienen nidos !!!

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    Please let us tame ravens and use pigeons to transport small items home/ other players. Homing pigeon?

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    TheOneFluffy commented
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    I would love it if minecraft had crows , i love crows and would love a pet one in minecraft . It would be really cool if you could tame it and take it on adventures , it could bring you gifts like cats do and could fly next to you when you use Electra wings . Maybe it could also drop cool feathers you could use to keep monsters a way using a special enchantment. I would really love it if they add more birds . Please minecraft add more birds ! Thanks :)

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    Arielle Young commented
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    Feather Hats with give you Light Falling properties, and you can get eggs from the bird, too. If you shear their bird's nest.

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    truggles1 commented
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    Falcon live in high altitude places and dive at birds and eating them and can be tamed to kill birds and drop them for your retriever or spaniel type dog more detail on the different dog breeds with different functions post they go faster then boats on blue ice when diving.

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    truggles1 commented
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    They should be called birds

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    JS Sebstian commented
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    This is an excellent idea. Can you imagine that the birds provide a specific soundtrack to the biome. Player wakes up in their farm to the sounds of Robins, finches and blackbirds. Player goes deep into a dark oak forest and as the night closes in squawks and hoots of owls, emerge unseen from somewhere in the canopy. In the taiga, the lonely call of a Crow, eyeing the player with blinking eyes. In the desert, high above, the red kite lets out a long screech. You get the idea, it would add so much immersion.

    Maybe pigeons and seagulls could spawn in populated areas; seagulls could swoop down and take anything edible in a player's ready hand and pigeons would roost on the player's builds pooping everywhere.