Big Bird

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This article is about the boss from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. For the enemy also referred to as "Big Bird", see Klepto.
Big Bird
Artwork of the Big Bird, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Latest appearance Mario vs. Wario (1993)

The Big Bird,[1] also referred to as the bird,[2][3] is the first boss found in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. It lives in its giant nest at the top of the Tree Zone and guards one of the six Golden Coins, which is hidden in a huge egg. The Big Bird attacks Mario by swooping at him. In order to defeat it, Mario has to jump on its head three times or hit it with six fireballs. After the Big Bird is defeated, the Golden Coin of the Tree Zone is revealed from the egg. Its swooping behavior is somewhat similar to Hoo from Super Princess Peach.

The Big Bird reappears in the comic Mario vs. Wario, where it gets hit by the Witch after she launches her fire and gets burnt.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 フライ族
性格 みえっぱり
登場ゲーム ランド2

Big Bird
Tribe: Fly clan
Disposition: Ostentatious person
Game appearances: Land 2
How strong are the bosses in Land 2?
The first boss character Mario fights in Land 2. He loves gold coins and other shiny things. He has a nest at the top of a large tree in the Tree Zone, where he waits for Mario. He is weak in comparison to his appearance!

Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Bio: ツリーゾーンのボス。弧を描くように左右に移動する。[5] (The boss of the Tree Zone. Moves left and right in an arc.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クロス[6]
Cross, a portmanteau of「黒」(kuro, black) and「烏」(karasu, crow)

French Cross[8] Transliteration of the Japanese name
German Radonkel[9] Likely from "rabe" (raven) and "dunkel" (dark)
Italian Uccello[10]
Bad Bird


  1. ^ Hamm & Rudolf GmbH, Frankfurt. Super Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 22.
  2. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #5, page 54.
  3. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 76.
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Land 2 section, page 75.
  6. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins), page 08.
  7. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 19 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 1. Page 2.
  8. ^ French version of Super Mario-Kun seventh volume, page 44.
  9. ^ Official German Game Boy Spieleberater 2 ("Game Boy Game Guide 2")
  10. ^ Club Nintendo (Italy) Numero 1 - 1993, page 23.
  11. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75