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First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Notable members
Black Jibberjay
“Glide! We glide!”
Jibberjay, Super Mario Galaxy 2

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.

Jibberjay challenging Mario to a race
Jibberjay's letter

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.


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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピーチャン
Possibly from「ピーピー」(pīpī, onomatopoeia for bird's chirping) and「ちゃん」(-chan, diminutive suffix)
Chinese 吱吱雀
Zhīzhī Què
Jibber-jabber Sparrow
French Jacoco From "jacasser" (to jabber) and "Coco", a typical nickname (or name) for parrots
German Tuku-Tukan Tuku-Toucan
Italian Lollorito Possibly a fusion of "Loreto" (a typical name for parrots) and "colorito" (colorful), or "cocorito" (budgerigar)
Korean 재잘버드
From "재잘재잘" (jaejal-jaejal, jibber jabber) and "bird"
Spanish Periquín Diminutive of "perico" (parakeet)