Parry (character)

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Not to be confused with Perry.
Artwork of Parry the Parallel Bird from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Artwork of Parry from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Full name Parry the Parallel Bird
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)
Squeals on Wheels
Parry and the Kongs approach a Booty Bird in Squeals on Wheels.
“This fellow is never too far away and helps you collect out-of-reach items. Once you release Parry, he will follow you from above, collecting items.”
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! instruction booklet, page 17

Parry is an Animal Friend who only appears in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! He is a small yellow bird with a blue head and a white neck-stripe; his blue wing-feathers are tipped with red, and he has two long, curved tail feathers, giving him a similar appearance to certain birds-of-paradise, such as the red bird-of-paradise. Parry's name is a shortened form of the word "parallel" ("to be an equal distance apart"), and likely also plays off "paradise." Parry is the only Animal Friend from the game who does not appear in Donkey Kong Land III.

Parry is an unmountable Animal Friend, somewhat like Squawks in Donkey Kong Country. Parry's animal crate is smaller than the other Animal Friends, given his short size, and Parry is the only Animal Friend of the game who lacks his own Animal Barrel. Parry flies above Dixie and Kiddy Kong and mimics their movements, hence his name. Parry can sometimes obtain otherwise unreachable items, such as in instances where if the Kongs jump, Parry mimics this behavior. Parry is the weakest of the Animal Friends since he is not only defeated from touching nearly every enemy, but also has no means of attack. Booty Birds are the only enemy that Parry can defeat, simply by touching them. If Parry is taken beyond his No Animal Sign, this spawns a valuable reward, such as a Blue Balloon or even an accessible Bonus Barrel.

Parry appears in five levels, most of them differing in level them: Squeals on Wheels, Rocket Barrel Ride, Barrel Drop Bounce, Ropey Rumpus, and Stampede Sprint. Nearly half of Parry's level appearances are in waterfall-themed stages.


  • Wii U Virtual Console manual bio:
    • British English:
      Parry will fly a certain height above Dixie/Kiddy and grab out of reach items. He will leave if he gets hit by an enemy.
    • French (Europe):
      Parry vole juste au-dessus de Dixie/Kiddy, ce qui lui permet d'attraper des objets situés en hauteur. Il disparaît s'il est touché par un ennemi.
    • German:
      Parry fliegt immer in einer bestimmten Höhe über Dixie/Kiddy und erreicht so Items in großer Höhe. Wenn er einen Gegner berührt, verschwindet Parry.
    • Italian:
      Parry vola in alto rispetto a Dixie e Kiddy e raccoglie gli oggetti fuori dalla tua portata. Si ritira quando viene colpito da un nemico.
    • Spanish (Europe):
      Parry irá volando sobre Dixie o Kiddy, y recogerá los objetos que ellos no alcancen. Se irá si toca un enemigo.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パリー
Italian Parry l'uccello lira[1]
Parry l'uccello Parallelo[2]
Parry the lyrebird
Parry the Parallel bird


  1. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Spanish-Italian booklet. Page 45.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3, European booklet. Page 114.