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
Big Bird
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Latest appearance Mario vs. Wario (1993)
The Big Bird in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.

The Big Bird[1], also referred to as the bird[2], is the first boss found in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. It lives in its giant nest at the top of 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クロス[3]
Portmanteau of「黒」(kuro, black) and「烏」(karasu, crow)
French Cross[4] Transliteration of the Japanese name.
German Radonkel[5] Potentially from Rabe (raven) and dunkel (dark)
Italian Uccellaccio[6] Bad Bird


  1. ^ The Super Game Boy Player's Guide, page 22.
  2. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #5, page 54.
  3. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 76.
  4. ^ French version of Super Mario-Kun seventh volume, page 44
  5. ^ Official German Game Boy Spieleberater 2 ("Game Boy Game Guide 2")
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75