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Artwork of a Kaibādo
Artwork of a Kaibādo from Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten
First appearance Donkey Kong (Game Boy) (1994)
Variant of Nitpicker

Kaibādo (generically referred to by Nintendo Power as birds[1]) are avian creatures fulfilling the role of enemies in Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. They appear as chubby birds and bear a strong resemblance to real world jays.

Kaibādo inhabit the Jungle of the said game; specifically, Stage 4-1. Each of these stages contains a nest that spawns an indefinite amount of Kaibādo, one at a time. After prevailing from within their nests, Kaibādo birds fly in a horizontal path across the screen, descending a short distance and sharply steering in the opposite direction after they encounter one of the screen's limits. Before they make their way outside the stage's boundaries and despawn, Kaibādo perform three complete flights across the screen. Sometimes, they briefly stop mid-air and attempt to drop an egg on Mario below. Should the egg hit Mario, he loses a life; on the other hand, it can be deflected and neutralized with a handstand. Kaibādo are also dangerous when coming in contact with Mario, but can be downed with falling fruit or an improvised, carriable projectile, such as a key.

Kaibādo are identical in behavior to Hawks and Birds, which are other successors of Nitpickers.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 フライ族
性格 慎重
登場ゲーム GBドンキー

Tribe: Fly clan
Disposition: Cautious
Game appearances: GB Donkey
They often target and attack.
At first glance, it looks like a cute sparrow, but upon closer inspection, it has a rather scary face. They fly around from side to side and drop their eggs on Mario, so you must be careful. If it stops right above you, move to the left or right to avoid it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カイバード[2][3]
Possibly from「怪」(kai, suspicious) and "bird"


  1. ^ "Keep moving when this bird flies overhead, or the yolk's on you." - Nintendo Power Volume 61, page 81.
  2. ^ a b 「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 51.
  3. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. Volume 30 of the KC Deluxe manga, page 51