|First appearance||Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)|
Jibberjays are a species of avian creatures that make their appearance in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are multicolored birds that primarily appear in orange coloration but can also be black, green, yellow, red, and cyan. Their name comes from the term "jibber-jabber," meaning "a lot of spoken nonsense," and "jay," a kind of bird, although their bright plumage and their habit of repeating words is more akin to parrots than jays. Jibberjays appear in two galaxies in the game: the Wild Glide Galaxy and Fleet Glide Galaxy.
Two Jibberjays appear in the Wild Glide Galaxy's first mission, where one teaches Fluzzard gliding to Mario and later on sends him through a course being carried by Fluzzard. If Mario completes the course, the Jibberjay will give him a Power Star. The same happens later on in the Fleet Glide Galaxy. Later on in the Wild Glide Galaxy, after Mario completes Step to the Beep in Beat Block Galaxy, a Black Jibberjay sends him a letter requesting a race. Jibberjay then races Mario and Fluzzard along with four of his Jibberjay followers.
Later on, after Mario completes the second mission of the Wild Glide Galaxy and beats four Jibberjays in a race, one Jibberjay returns with Mario to Starship Mario and gives him advice on how to control Fluzzard whenever spoken to.
Five Jibberjays in the Wild Glide Galaxy
|Super Mario Galaxy 2||ObjectData/PichanRacer.arc||PichanRacer||Jibberjay Racer (while racing)|
|Super Mario Galaxy 2||SystemData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl||ピーチャンレーサー (Pīchan Rēsā)||Jibberjay Racer (while racing)|
Names in other languages
|Possibly from「ピーピー」(pīpī, onomatopoeia for bird's chirping) and「ちゃん」(-chan, diminutive suffix)|
|French||Jacoco||From "jacasser" (to jabber) and "Coco", a typical nickname (or name) for parrots|
|Italian||Lollorito||Possibly a fusion of "Loreto" (a typical name for parrots) and "colorito" (colorful), or "cocorito" (budgerigar)|
|From "재잘재잘" (jaejal-jaejal, jibber jabber) and "bird"|
|Spanish||Periquín||Diminutive of "perico" (parakeet)|
- Helibirds also resemble Jibberjays, as seen in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, where they fly in the same motion.