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Gender[edit]

Birdo and Yoshi both are genderless. 24.187.191.151 22:52, 24 January 2013 (EST)

Yeah, no. - Walkazo 23:27, 24 January 2013 (EST)
I called nintendo, and I did get the answer that birdo was genderless...not sure about yoshi however. 23.16.104.17 20:08, 28 March 2013 (EDT)
I also work for Nintendo and am the President of the United States. What's your point? Where's your proof? Nintendo hasn't formally confirmed that Birdo is genderless. Let's leave it as it is. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C)
I was just saying, I wasn't asking for the page to be edited in such way. JacobGuy7800 Sprite of a Goomba from Super Mario Bros. Youtube

I think the birdo in spinoffs is a girl but in various other games it is genderless or male. --Poponana2 (talk) 23:13, 2 January 2014 (EST)

The Condition of Birdo's Page[edit]

It is repetitive to state that Birdo lacks a speed boost twice throughout her page. This is stated in the Mario Kart Wii section and the Trivia section. Should this be fixed? Secondly shouldn't every single "she" pronoun on Birdo's page be changed to it? The reason why I am bring this infamous topic up again is because previous discussions in Birdo's talk page states that "her" gender is unconfirmed in America. If this is true and has been announced by a Nintendo representitive, this page needs to be revised entirely to match accurate documented information. Also if this idea is to be taken into consideration, new sources relevant to this situation need to be found and documented. Lastly, if Birdo's gender is unconfirmed, that information needs to be validated in her gender section; if all of this turns out to be accurate, the "gender section" needs revisions and needs to be updated with accurate information. (The section's current state is fairly vague in terms of describing many facts about Birdo's gender.) User:FireFlower

The constellation information in Mario Party 9 that is referring to Birdo uses a 'her'. MarioComix (talk) 05:00, 13 June 2013 (EDT)
There have been numerous discussions about Birdo's gender. On the archived Birdo talk page, there's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 sections that address it, plus the section above this section on this page, and not one, not two, but three proposals about it. Aside from some earlier indecision, everything has been in agreement that for all intents and purposes, she's a female, and female pronouns will be used from her on this wiki. Using "it" when referring to sapient beings is really inappropriate and while SSBB may have committed that faux pas, we're not going to do that here. Also, while SSBB and some unconfirmed Nintendo representative speaking on the telephone (hardly an announcement) say she's genderless, the vast majority of English-language Mario releases call her female, last I checked, and our article reflects that majority rule, rather than the few exceptions, one of which can't be verified. The Gender sections does mention SSBB and the original SMB2 stuff; perhaps some more games besides M&L:SS could be cited to back up the "most of the time NoA and NoE call her a girl" point, and more info on non-English versions would make the section even more informative (like the Vivian page), but while it could be expanded, the section's current body of info is neither outdated nor obstructively vague. Long story short, Birdo's gender is not unconfirmed: most English sources say she's female and that's what we're going with; if anyone wants to change the wiki's stance on this controversial matter, it'll need to be attempted via a TPP or a Proposal, rather than an informal discussion. - Walkazo 11:30, 13 June 2013 (EDT)

Okay thank you. Is Birdo a male in Japan though? User:FireFlower

I believe Birdo is a male in Japan, yes. However, this wiki is geared towards English, and especially North American, versions of games, so the majority of pages would follow what the NOA version of the game says. MarioComix (talk) 17:55, 13 June 2013 (EDT)
Well, going by what little info we have, it sounds like she's meant to be physically male, but dresses (and acts and probably talks) like a girl, and either wants to be female (SMB2) or fully identifies as female (Captain Rainbow). Again, having more info would be helpful for nailing it down, although I suspect it's not meant to be taken seriously either way... - Walkazo 19:48, 13 June 2013 (EDT)

Suspecting Birdo is male in Japan and having American sources say Birdo is female makes no sense and is bound to make the controversial matter more questionable. If Birdo actually is male in Japan, then Birdo is male in all the games, simply because all of the nations obtain their merchandise from Japan. Despite all of this, are their any Japenese representitives or sources stating she is female? Also, if Nintendo wanted or knows Birdo by a male, why is her appearance so feminine if she is male? User:FireFlower

The Japanese versions do not overrule the other languages: everything is canon and of equal importance and validity. The gender section deals with the conflicting story, which is the best we can do; the rest of the page treats her as a girl, partly because it's an English database and if we have to go with something, we'll go with that (similar to how we go with the latest story when something's been retconned), but also because transgender males who look, act and identify as females should be referred to as female. Either way, it's the simplest and most politically correct solution. We can't be sure where in the trans spectrum Birdo falls without more info, but there's still enough evidence (including the original English localization of SMB2, before the censorship kicked in) to indicate that her chosen gender is or would be female, and while Nintendo may joke around with it, we're gonna call her a female. - Walkazo 14:26, 14 June 2013 (EDT)

Okay, but no one has answered my question. Are their any Japenese sources confirming her female gender. Also on many sources I have read calling Birdo a gender confused male in The Super Mario Bros 2 instruction manual state that was an accident which caused contreversy. Secondly, the quote for Birdo's bio on Mario Kart Double Dash in Japan, is a question not a complete sentence that is stating a fact. Finally, the SMB2 manual accident is stated on Ostro's page which happens to be on this wiki. Lastly, if their are any Japense sources site them so I can view them or if thats against policy rules let me know how you can distribute them to me. User:FireFlower

The Ostro/Birdo mix-up has nothing to do with the validity of the "Birdo's a guy who wants to be a girl" instruction manual bio: that's way too elaborate to be an accident. The MK:DD sentence isn't a question, it's simply left hanging, rather than spelling it out, but it's pretty clear what it was talking about. I don't have any additional Japanese sources at this time to refer to; if anyone else can help with that, that'd be great. - Walkazo 20:02, 16 June 2013 (EDT)

Gender - Manual source[edit]

Article states:

According to the North American instruction manual of Super Mario Bros. 2:
"Birdo thinks he is a girl and likes to be called Birdetta. He likes to wear a bow on his head and shoot eggs from his mouth."

Is that really in the NA manual? I only found this, which can also be found at wikipedia and is there said to be in the NA manual:

"Ostro: He thinks he is a girl and he spits eggs from his mouth." (USA manual, page 27).

So please name the page number or change it. -80.133.125.90 05:38, 28 September 2013 (EDT)

Page 27, but it seems that there's two versions of the manual floating around, because the one here (PDF) has the "Birdetta" line, but the one here (PDF) only has the egg-spitting part (this second one is also where Wikipedia seemingly got their info. Very odd... - Walkazo 18:20, 28 September 2013 (EDT)

Is confirmed portrayal?[edit]

They're listed Birdo's voice actor. I don't think its voice actor is same as Yoshi. It's very sounds different. Birdo's voice sounds like weird noise. Is really same voice actor? Sound effect is more appropriate. Jufemia li Britannia 15:28, 1 November 2013 (EDT)

I highly doubt that Kazumi Totaka (the voice of the present Yoshi) voiced Birdo. Birdo sounds kinda like a voice, unlike Koopa Troopa, Goomba, and Monty Mole, so I don't know if it's computer generated or a voice. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 18:51, 1 November 2013 (EDT)

Some suggestions from a transgender woman[edit]

So i'm really happy with how this wiki has addressed Birdetta's gender and pronouns. One weird slip up i noticed is that under the section on gender another transgender character, Catherine, is reffered to as male and called "he". For the sake of clarity i would recommend, whenever referencing the birth sex of an a character with transgender affiliations who was born male the wiki should used the term Designated-Male-At-Birth (or DMAB) as it clarifies birth sex while also implying that the individual may not necessarily agree with the designation. Orthodoxwaffle (talk) 20:40, 19 February 2014 (EST)

Thanks for the input - it's duly noted. It's good to have some guidance from actual trans persons on this matter. --Glowsquid (talk) 20:51, 19 February 2014 (EST)
Yeah, I can definitely get behind this. ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 20:56, 19 February 2014 (EST)
I'm a bit wary of using very specific terminology like that, seeing as we're already going a step beyond ambiguity-loving Nintendo by actually calling her transgender. But you're certainly right that the male pronouns were incorrect, and I've changed them to female. My guess is that they were holdovers from when it was argued that the Japanese version just as Birdo/Catherine as a transvestite rather than a transgender character, but the "believes she's female" point is certainly an indication that she's transgender in that version as well, and I'm surprised none of us caught that earlier. Thank you for pointing it out. - Walkazo 21:07, 19 February 2014 (EST)
Oh i see, Catherine is the japanese name, i thought it was another character. Wait, so Nintendo named her Catherine in Japan and then the NA translation team took the already English name Catherine and changed it to "Birdetta/Birdo". Whatever possessed them to do something so bass-ackwards? Orthodoxwaffle (talk) 21:25, 20 February 2014 (EST)

so is Birdo a species now? Grand Master Gamer (talk) 13:15, 19 June 2014 (EDT)

Yes, since SMB2. Bowser Jr., in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.Triple K, Skye 13:25, 19 June 2014 (EDT)

Staff ghost on Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Does anybody know why Birdo was not used a staff ghost for any of the courses in Mario Kart Wii? Davebrayfb (talk) 14:18, 31 May 2015 (EDT)

None of the staff picked her, I'm assuming. MarioComix (talk) 18:48, 31 May 2015 (EDT)
Well, yes, but why did none of the staff pick her? Davebrayfb (talk) 07:11, 1 June 2015 (EDT)
Unfortunately we don't have any concrete facts on that. MarioComix (talk) 23:03, 1 June 2015 (EDT)

Gender[edit]

Is the gender section really necessary? PowerKamek's Signature(talk|contribs) 11:00, 23 July 2015 (EDT)

Yes. Yoshi876 (talk)
Just wanted to know, thanks! PowerKamek's Signature(talk|contribs) 11:11, 23 July 2015 (EDT)

gender theory[edit]

I've notice that some of birdo's bows can be removed while others can't, could the ones that can't be removed the girls and the ones that can be the boys? oh P.S. Remember the birdo whose only purpose is to fire eggs so you can ride them across the waterfall? Since this one is actually helpful, could it be that it's the recurring playable character?Pikmin theories (talk) 11:18, 8 June 2016 (EDT)

I'm afraid this is all pure speculation and so, of no use to the wiki's articles. - Walkazo 20:08, 17 March 2016 (EDT)

One question…[edit]

Despite being Yoshi's partner, has Birdo appeared in a Yoshi game? Toco Bell

No but Birdo is only Yoshi's partner in some select games. These include merely Mario Tennis (N64), Mario Baseball games, Double Dash and Mario Kart Wii, and Mario Party 7 and Mario Party 9 (and unofficially Mario Party 8 since this game does not indicate any official partners). This relationship does not perpetuate in nearly as many games as Daisy (to Peach) or Waluigi (to Wario) and so is not significant to the article - that is, her role as Yoshi's partner is not concrete enough to warrant adding a note that she has not appeared in a Yoshi game. MarioComix (talk) 01:06, 11 April 2016 (EDT)

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

Birdo makes a brief cameo in Mario Power Tennis in Bowser's trophy celebration scene. I'd add that in.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lemurboy123 (talk).

Except that's a red Birdo, and not the pink Birdo character whom this page covers. MarioComix (talk) 18:27, 24 July 2016 (EDT)

Mario tennis power tour[edit]

hey i am new here and i am wandering i looked through videos of Mario tennis power tour and i havent seen birdo there could someone put up a picture and upload it to the gallery of birdo please on a side note is it the main pink birdo or the different coloured birdos???

Welcome, but thing is, Birdo's not in the game at all. We don't just add photos of characters who aren't in the game(s). Even if Birdo (of any kind) is in the game, she's not important in any way. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:50, 21 August 2016 (EDT)

On the main page it said birdo makes an npc appearance in mario tennis power tour for the gameboyadvance in the rpg story it said birdo makes an appearance when Ace and Clayarrive at peach dome if birdo is not in the game who put it up o cant see any pink birdos or multicoloured birdos try to reply back
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mariobirdofan02 (talk).

I would like to investigate myself on this matter. I'll be looking for information. MarioComix (talk) 20:19, 22 August 2016 (EDT)

Well is there proof or a fact that Birdo is in Mario Tennis power tour it has been a month now. Mariobirdofan02

Unfortunately I could not find any evidence of her being in the game. MarioComix (talk) 01:13, 10 October 2016 (EDT)

Any confirmation that the different colored Birdos are one and the same?[edit]

In the Satellaview game they're identified as separate. The Advance version of Super Mario Bros 2 also implied they're separate due to having different pitched voices. Delsait (talk) 19:23, 24 January 2017 (EST)

Voice[edit]

I was noticing in mario sports superstars that birdo has better English as she is able to speak a bit telepathically such as hello and oh no. If you listen she says them in her usual honking noise ,but clearly is English. Is there a reason for someone deleting them in the brand new quotes section, if someone could leave an answer we could discuss it. Mariobirdofan02

Theme song[edit]

The article mentions 2012 Olympics being the first game to give Birdo her own theme song, but she actually had one three years earlier in Captain Rainbow. Or is that one just not counted since it isn't really a Mario game? SuperDragonRosalina (talk) 09:27, 12 May 2017 (EDT)

Probably it's referring to within Mario games. MarioComix (talk) 18:40, 12 May 2017 (EDT)

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

I have watched a lot of videos on mario party the top 100 and there is no sign of her, she is unfortunately not playable in the game. could someone show proof of her in the game or create a paragraph on the mario party segment. I just want to see if shes in the game or not. Thank you.Mariobirdofan02

Unfortunately it seems she only makes a small cameo in the game's Collection. Specifically, the Collection includes box art from previous Mario Party games, and so Birdo can be spotted on the box arts for 7 and 9. The same goes for Koopa Kid. (I haven't gotten far in the game, but this seems to be the only inclusion of her.) MarioComix (talk) 23:37, 11 November 2017 (EST)

Birdo is a transgirl[edit]

it's really not that hard to figure out.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Copycatt (talk).

Quotes[edit]

I've noticed that the quotes section for birdo is increasing and there are loads of other games where she has dialogue in. Should we maybe start up a quotes page for birdo, a lot of other characters have a quotes page so why don't we start up one for birdo? her page could use more expanding Mariobirdofan02

This Birdo's page miss all informations about her playable appearance in Super Mario Strikers and Mario Strikers Charged.[edit]

This Birdo's page miss all informations about her playable appearance in Super Mario Strikers and Mario Strikers Charged. The reference about these 2 games are missing in the description and also in the "List of appeareance by date" section. Can you please autorise me to change it. I also have to change information in Dr. Mario World's "pre-release and unused content" section based on in-game data informations.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ouimet (talk).

To edit this page, you'd also need to be autoconfirmed, which means you need to make at least another eight edits, but that information does not go on this page as this one is about the character or singular appearances of the species- this information is already included in its proper place on the Birdo (species) page. BBQ Turtle (talk) 09:39, March 29, 2020 (EDT)
That all being said, though, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to merge the character and species pages outright, as they're in a wishy-washy place like Wiggler. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:10, March 29, 2020 (EDT)
Except Birdo as a character is always the pink one, and one hardly finds a lone pink Birdo in the audience. (As in, if there's an audience of Birdos, they're almost always the other colours.) MarioComix (talk) 17:04, March 29, 2020 (EDT)
coughMedia:Birdo Pink MSC.png. You know how Nintendo's said that not all Yoshis and Toads with the species name are necessarily the same as each other? Same principle applies. Unlike those, however, Birdos haven't appeared in a relevant capacity as a singular character and species at the same time other than SMB2 (which is covered fairly equally on both pages regardless), negating any real benefit this doesn't but hypothetically could have. It's like what I said on Boom-Boom's talk page, it's all developer interpretation per game. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:37, March 29, 2020 (EDT)
Not just SMB2. Mario Kart Tour features both the pink Birdo and a light-blue Birdo as playable characters. Also, in Mario Super Sluggers, a game where Birdo is playable, you can see variously-colored Birdos in cutscenes. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 17:41, March 29, 2020 (EDT)
Problem with the MKT thing is that it's formatted in the exact same manner as the "costume" characters, indicating a similar view. MSS is admittedly a different situation, though given one of those is merely a background element, that hardly counts as a "relevant capacity" for the species any more than the multitude of Toadsworths and DKJrs in MKDD. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:02, March 29, 2020 (EDT)
It's not just that there are multiple different-coloured Birdos in the audience in Mario Superstar Baseball, and Sluggers, but they also make a point of having the only pink Birdo in the game be the playable captain. Also, the fact that Birdo is specifically invited to Baseball Kingdom in the opening of Sluggers alongside Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Daisy, and...Red Toad, at least points to her being more developed as an individual - especially when you look at the cutscenes for the game and find that, again, the only pink Birdo is the Birdo. There's also the situation in Sochi 2014, where "Team Birdo" could have consisted of four pink Birdos, but they chose to give each a different colour and put the pink one as the lead.
Basically, if this goes through, it could open up a whole other can of worms - which appearances should be on Yoshi's "individual" page and which should be on his "species" page, including appearances in NSMBW? What about Toad, when we've seen instances of both Toads with matching spot and vest colours, as well as multiple Toads who look the same as "the" Toad? Then there's the ambiguity between Magikoopa and Kamek, and even the multiple Petey Piranhas of Daisy's Garden. I think our current logic for determining individuality is fine and works. MarioComix (talk) 02:31, March 30, 2020 (EDT)
The Yoshis and Toads have had plenty of relevance as both a character and a species. Birdo really hasn't. Most of the time when she appears, she's just kinda there. While the MSB pages are an exception, it's not like the playable Wiggler in MK7 is the Wiggler from SM64, or from MPT, or from BiS, or from DT, or from PMSS, or from MLPJ. Also, while most cases are ambiguous, the SMRPG pretty much can't be the same as the SMB2 Birdo...and one source calls the MKW Birdo the same as the SMRPG one. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 10:29, March 30, 2020 (EDT)
Well, up until MSB, Birdo was basically portrayed as a sole pink individual. Then games such as MSB and MSS include high proportions of Birdos in the audience, all of them not pink. While there are only a few of these games where the Birdo species are delineated from the main pink Birdo, including in Sochi 2014, I think it's upon us to include these rather than strike these out as the exception. The difference with Wiggler is we have several instances of seeing multiple Wigglers at the same time, indicating their presence as a species. Pink Birdo stands out as an individual in almost all of her appearances. And if we're taking into account RPGs as some kind of "continuity", I have to bring up that classic trivia point that someone kept bringing back about Petey Piranha - that Petey Piranha existed in the past and is therefore much older than the Mario bros. It's gone now, precisely because the exact continuity in the RPGs doesn't really matter - supporting characters can be used to play a certain role in the story, especially as a boss, so Birdo being a "newborn" isn't exactly relevant. MarioComix (talk) 18:06, March 30, 2020 (EDT)
Except in early spinoff media, where Birdos were only a primarily pink species. Also, again, the audience thing really isn't that relevant due to Waluigi Stadium's usage of characters en masse. Birdos are also in MKW's audience. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:27, March 30, 2020 (EDT)
The difference with the audience is that while Waluigi Stadium's audience just used repeated spritework to fill in the distant background of the stage, the Birdos appear in audience scenes in CG cutscenes for the MSB and MSS. They weren't just "lazy" copy-paste work, they were specifically added as audience members. MarioComix (talk) 01:07, March 31, 2020 (EDT)
In cutscenes. In the game itself, I can guarantee they use textures if they appear at all. 'sides, said game also had Monty Moles using their SMW design in crowds but the SM64DS design when playable. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:49, March 31, 2020 (EDT)
Seems like maybe MSB borrowed models from Mario Power Tennis, which definitely uses SMW Monty Moles, and also several Birdos in the game's intro movie. Notably, a blue one points out Bowser's blimp in the sky. What's also notable is that I don't think a single pink Birdo is seen in the entire game - not in those audience scenes, not even the one who is brought out to kiss Bowser in his trophy celebration. They're definitely singling out the pink Birdo. MarioComix (talk) 18:52, March 31, 2020 (EDT)
Except for when they aren't, which is an inconsistency that breaks this a bit. Remember how for a long while this wiki claimed the character Toad could be told apart from the species by a combination of red spots and blue vest, with the amount of games in which that's actually a valid differentiator being countable on one hand? Also, until we merged all the Yoshi colors, we had "Yoshi" split from "Green Yoshi," and aside from a very small amount of appearances (namely Paper Mario ones), any generic green Yoshi is assumed to be "the" Yoshi. Now, personally, I believe that therefore this article should be written more of as an abstract concept of Birdo in general, rather than a "either character or species" approach, as design and development history on that front are intertwined. Also, might as well bring up the two pink Birdos in Mario Chess. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:13, March 31, 2020 (EDT)
If we're going to change the standards of how we decide to write character articles, then there's going to be a lot to be done not just on Birdo's page. For one, Birdo as a character can no longer exist except in certain situations, but each of those would be within one game anyhow. But then that begs the question for situations like Flutter and Flutter (Mario Party Advance), is that Flutter simply a character because no other Flutter appears in the game? That Flutter has some kind of story related to her? Or is it because this Flutter has a, uh, name? If I recall correctly, that info used to be on the Flutter species page, but was moved because she was deemed a "character". So, if Birdo is moved to be written as an "abstract concept" of Birdo, we're going to have to re-define where the line is drawn for certain characters and species. MarioComix (talk) 00:32, April 1, 2020 (EDT)
I believe the MPA ones have been severely mishandled, under the fallacy that they're in the same situation as Pengwen or Goombetty. They aren't, because they're simply one iteration of a development team's interpretation of a concept. This is especially the case for the Klepto in that game, since the original Klepto was an individual too. Another good example is whether Boom Boom is a character or a species; for NSMBU, the two regional English sources couldn't agree, and he's certainly an "individual" sometimes and a species at other times, and additionally he wasn't in SPM while Pom Pom (a definite individual of the species) was. As Mister Wu said on one of the Boom Boom talk pages, this is ultimately because in Japanese, the modifier for saying "[noun]" vs "a [noun]" isn't a thing, and without abstract thinking our western-grammar minds don't see that (though RareWare seemed to do the same with Klump and Krusha). On the subject of SPM, though, it shows that in certain cases (namely Kamek and Toad), they still are currently making distinctions....but Birdo hasn't had that in over 10 years. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:43, April 1, 2020 (EDT)
Don't worry, I understand Japanese and their lack of pluralisation. Anyhow, Birdo does appear in Super Mario Party, and I think is the only pink Birdo in that game. I haven't really progressed in that game to say for certain, though, and have only seen her starting dialogue where she talks about "such and such happening in previous games", but that "she wasn't actually there". This could go either way as indication that this is not the individual Birdo from past Mario Party games, or that she hasn't been playable in all of them. Regardless, would you agree that if we were to move to writing the Birdo page as an "abstract concept", that this issue would move beyond one of just Birdo and towards the Wiki's definition of a "character"? MarioComix (talk) 20:33, April 1, 2020 (EDT)
We have quite a few cases of characters bearing the name of the species/group and having the standard appearance of that species/group. I'm starting to think that for Nintendo the question of whether that Birdo is recurring isn't even there. It's not that she's not the same, she might very well be the same Birdo all the times, it's just that for Nintendo this doesn't seem to be relevant at all. Another example? Since it was brought up in the discussion, this character book from Kadokawa and Gzbrain is so recent that it cover Super Mario Party, it has the Toad artwork from that gameMedia:MCDSZ Toad.png (and the one of Toadette, too). And it also mentions Magikoopa in the two pages about the recurring enemies in the Mario games (oddly not in the two pages about the Turtle Tribe, probably beacuse of a lack of space). You'd think they feature the Kamek, the one in Super Mario Party. And yet, they feature the Kamek in Super Mario 3D World insteadMedia:MCDSZ Magikoopa.png, complete with generic description of what the enemies does in most games - throwing magic and warping. If you had any doubts about the relevance of the existence of the Kamek in Japan after the Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros., this new book won't surely help you remove any of them (and also makes me question what is Kamek's Japanese dialogue in Super Mario Party). Ultimately, this generic member of the group/species approach is something that might make sense in Japan (and is reflected in their use of the same term to refer to a generic individual, a specific individual and even multiple individuals), not really in the West. I don't think we'll be able to break this cultural barrier soon, at least the proposals attempts so far showed this. It's a grey area that looks like for now will stay as it is, I guess until we understand this really-unintuitive-for-us approach ourselves and find a way to convey the concept to a Western audience.--Mister Wu (talk) 22:01, April 1, 2020 (EDT)

I understand BBQ Turtle, but Birdo is playable in 26 games, not 24. The Birdo (species)'s page doesn't take care to list her playable appearance in the "List of appeareance by date"'s section cause there's not. So, there is a problem, in one page, we can't count the good numbers of appearance. We can't know she is playable in these 2 games, cause no information refer to her Birdo (species)'s page and even if we go on that page, the informations aren't even listed. On one page, we miss some informations about her to made a complete page and on the other, we don't even list things so we aren't able to list the number of her appearance without read all to be sure how many time she is playable in general and as a specie character. That was said, if the community can't cooperate and make a complete page about a character, because some people got a bad opinion of that character, that site is distorted. We are not supposed to put subjective opinion here. We can object, she is not relevant (1), she is just a minion (2), she is not like Toad and Yoshi (3), she make appearance in stage (4), but all of these reason doesn't work.

She is relevant since 1988 (1987 depending if we count YK:DDP), she is a character/minion like Yoshi can be, but more relevant than Toad. She is more relevant than Toad being playable in Mario Tennis 64 (2000) (which Toad isn't), having is own objet in Mario Kart : Double Dash!! (2003) (Toad object is not unique. Sharing it with Toadette), she is playable in Mario Golf : Toadstool Tour (2003) (which Toad isn't), named Team Captain in Mario Superstar Baseball (2005)(which not a minion is) like Doc von Schmeltwick mention, she is playable in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (2006) (which Toad isn't), she is named Team Captain again in Mario Super Sluggers (2008) (which not a minion is again), she is playable in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016) (which Toad isn't), she is a Captain again in Mario Sports Superstars (2017) (which not a minion is again), in Super Mario Party (2018) the principle of having 10 Good and 10 Bad Characters made usual character being cuted like Birdo (that's normal, they can't put all the characters), but she was previously full modeled at one point she could be playable too like her full design prove it. She's is more playable than Toad itself, she was named 3 Times Captain considering not a single minion is and actually in Dr. Mario World, she is not place at the assistant role like all these minion, making her a eventual Doctors (Captain) like the rest of the Koopalings are due to be too (we will know in the future, based on the 30 march 2020). She is not consider more as a specie in her early Mario Spin-Off at all, all her latest appearance : Mario Party 9 (2012), Mario Golf : World Tour (2014), Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016) in the 3DS Version, Mario Sports Superstars (2017), Mario Tennis Aces (2018) and Mario Kart Tour (2019). The only exception to that is in the Wii Version, back to 2016 in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. To finish and answer to the fourth reason, Toad appear more in Stages than Birdos.

Like Daisy and Waluigi, Birdo became easily a Icon since Mario Tennis 64 (2000), but more importantly, LGBTQIA+ start identifying this character as the first Trans Character of the Video Games Industry Ever Made. I think we can play a important role by, at least recognize what she did to give her, the visibility the character should got, not more, but not less. People from minority want to identify theirselves to this character and sometimes take facts about that characters, it's not a problem. If she is playable in 26 games and not 24, we just should mention she did it in 26.

If you still got doubt about it BBQ Turttle, I got a solution, why not just add the appropriate facts about it on her page, cause actually, we don't even talk she is represent as a Birdo in Super Mario Strikers and Mario Strikers Charged and we don't even refer to her Birdo (specie)'s page and add these informations in "List of appeareance by date" ***BY MENTION THAN*** she is playable as a Birdos members, not as a singular one. That's it, so the list will be complete AND we will be able to see she doesn't have the same exact appearance than her other games. - Ouimet 22:05, March 30, 2020 (EDT)

If you want to identify as an egg-shooting, lovey-dovey, dragon-thing, then you do you. But what we have on the gender of Birdo is really all there is to say. I'm not sure what more you want us to add, unless you have additional information of characters being confused on how to address Birdo. We shouldn't really upsale the gender thing, as that isn't really relevant to 98% of game information. It'd be like saying "Mario is a male human in Super Mario Bros." It doesn't really work right.
This page is based on the character, not the species, so Strikers wouldn't count. It's not like Yoshi's role. That information is on the Birdo (species) page. But if you have more information on the singular appearances of a Birdo, you are welcome to tell us, or wait until you are autoconfirmed to add it yourself. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 23:46, March 30, 2020 (EDT)

But I don't care about identify myself!?! I just talk for other, I'm not even a member of LGBTQIA+, I'm just talking for them here. I don't need to be a black person or a woman to defend them!?! Can we just stop talking about gender and sexual orientation, I'm just a heterosexual men, that's it. Get over it. That point you are talking about is really out of topic. I talked about Birdo's Facts that are not related on that page, so people that want to refer to that page can't do it properly (LGBTQUIA+ is just an example, it can be about any other community).

The subject is, first, even if she is playable as her specie role, we have to refer to that page. This page don't even mention that this subject is findable on another page. A lot of people including me, didn't know where to search information about her for Super Mario Strikers and Mario Strikers Charged. On one page, we miss some informations about her to made a complete page and on the other, we don't even list things so we aren't able to list the number of her appearance without read all to be sure how many time she is playable in general and as a specie character.

This page list her skins appearance in Minecraft when we don't even know if it's the skin of Birdo as a singular character or as a specie one. You literally list skin that aren't confirmed to be "the official Birdo" like any of her other appearance, but you don't count Birdo when she appear as the Pink One in both games, exactly like in Mario Kart Tour. She is playable in Pink in Mario Kart Tour, but also in Light Blue, so who knows if she's the right Birdo? The fact we omit this information is completely arbitrary. This page can't be complete without mention, at least, she is playable in these games. We still can mention, not only the Pink One Birdo is playable, but also other colours.

- Ouimet 00:52, March 31, 2020 (EDT)

uh okay moving on then
There is a link to the species page at the top of the article readers can use to find information. Sure, there's no real link that leads directly to the Strikers information because the page is meant to be about the single appearances of the character, where only one appears as a playable character, an enemy, or some side thing (like Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Paper Mario: Sticker Star respectively). Everything else gets put on the species page, where the role is fulfilled by multiple Birdos. The Mario Kart Tour information was perfectly solid up until they added more colors, so it... kind of fits in both areas? idk, that can probably be discussed further. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 01:02, March 31, 2020 (EDT)

And what about the Minecraft skin than aren't Birdos? Do you have a page for them, cause they aren't and we don't have any confirmation it's about that Pink One. Same for Mario Kart Tour, you can play multiples Pink and Light Blue Birdos. If you are coherent with what you say, you have to change that. Otherwise, it's arbitrary.

Also what about Yoshi, The Singular Yoshi section talk about all his appearance with different colour in Mario Tennis, in Mario Kart, in Super Smash Bros. All the Singular Yoshi page is about Yoshi in general and regroup both, the Singular and Multi Yoshis informations. It's even very problematic if you apply what you say to Toad, sometimes the Singular Toad got red hat and a blue best, sometimes the singular one is all in red, sometimes all in blue, but the problem is solves by making a regroup all these information in the general Toad page. We should do the same for every characters, including Birdo. The Birdo page collapse under this arbitrary rule than you apply here, but not on Yoshi and Toad's Singular Pages. The other pages of Yoshi and Toad say explicitly the difference between the singular one and their specie ones, so we have to do the same here or they have to retire all these reference like this page.

We have to adapt that page like any other to be coherent, otherwise we have to clear any specie appearance of all the other page like Toad, Yoshi, Luma, etc. If I talk about it, it's not because I like Birdo, it's because that site is supposed to be coherent and isn't. I'm here to doing my job like you and help you to correct errors.

- Ouimet 1:32, March 31, 2020 (EDT)

Regarding all this big discussion about that one subject relate to other smaller ones, I think we are due to discuss about that big problem this page have with others and take a big decision about this page relate to each other pages we made. A page shouldn't not reform only, cause it represent a lot of work. If things are wrong, they need to be corrected as soon as possible.

- Ouimet 1:38, March 31, 2020 (EDT)

I get it, I get it. The species page is looking for a rewrite, so perhaps the main article could use one, too. Things get a little messy when dealing with a specific character and then their general species. It is actually kind of arbitrary, because Nintendo doesn't make the clear-cut line of what makes a specific member of a species stand on its own, we do it for readability and keeping information coherent so it doesn't look like we're talking about multiple subjects on the same page.
We don't have individual pages for Minecraft skins, to my knowledge.
Yoshis and Toads tend to have differences between the main character and the species, whereas Birdo is not as developed of a character to really have any differences, aside from Super Mario Bros. 2. This makes things even more difficult.
There's no jobs here, the only one getting paid is Porplemontage because he runs the site, heh. It's all volunteer work, motivated by our interest in the series and want to work together in a community. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 01:46, March 31, 2020 (EDT)

I agree with very almost all you said, it's very difficult to work on these types of characters, cause Nintendo don't really notice we have to know that to classify information. I don't think that page will be vaporous by just mentioning Super Mario Striker and Mario Striker Charged information due to the fact there is not a lot of things to say about it. However, the advantage by made this little reform on that page will be to being able to count the total number of Birdo appearance and being able to count the total number of Birdo's playable appearance. Take note that if I correct the Birdo's page, I will personally make sure to indicate Birdo was playable, as a specie character (to not confuse anybody), in these 2 games. Due to Mario Kart Tour very unclear situation, we are better to based ourselves on what we did for Green Yoshi and Red Yoshi for that game and mention to the description for the reader that this situation made unclear is that Pink Birdo is the singular one. So, we solves the problem of debating Birdo's Mario Kart Tour appearance here and give to the readers the option of thinking about that by theirselves.

For Minecraft, I think we can conserve these information here to complete the full file of Birdo's data on that General Birdo Page like we did with other character too.

As I see, I'm not alone, we are a lot to think Mario Superstar Baseball (2005), like Doc von Schmeltwick mention, Mario Super Sluggers (2008) and Mario Sports Superstars (2017) are the 3 proofs existing that it exist a Singular and Relevant Birdo One, cause she was named Captain in these 3 games and there is no slot dedicated to minions in the Captain Section. With Dr. Mario World, there is a risk in 2020 we got a 4th eventual proof of that, cause they clearly separate Doctors from Assistants. Yoshi and Toad of Doctors Side, Goomba and Koopa Troopa on the other. I agree, she is not used for the Main Mario Games as Toads or Yoshis (of course), but for Nintendo, they consider her enough important in Mario Spin-Off to classify her with the Big Superstars like Luigi and Peach characters.

Excuse me on that one, by using the "job" word, I didn't want to point on these remunerate jobs, but on the works in general. You are right.

So, tell me, do we will find someone to make that change, do you will make it or do we wait I'm getting official to make it. Again, if I do, make sure I won't write other things than Birdo as a specie, was playable in Super Mario Striker and Mario Striker Charged (I will explain fastly her features too) and I will list it to the "List of appeareance by date"'s section by mentionning Birdo is playable as a member of her specie. I can also mention than it's unclear for Mario Kart Tour's if the Pink Birdo is playable as a singular or as a specie one, like for Yoshi too, but I won't touch her short description in "List of appeareance by date"'s section, except if someone tell me to do it.

Finally, thanks for your understanding. - Ouimet 3:07, March 31, 2020 (EDT)

Ostro as original name[edit]

Was this possibly the original name of the enemy in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic ? That might explain why the name keeps recurring.

I saw File:Ostro and Mouser.jpg today, was posted 11 Feb 2021 at https://twitter.com/vgartandtidbits/status/1359843133836718085

Not sure of original source but it being Japanese text seems interesting since DDP was not SMB2 in Japan...

...or wait no, it seems it might have been "Catherine" ? Still curious if we could get a scan/translation of what the DDP manual originally said.

I've seen descriptions it says something similar to "boy who thinks a girl" like in SMB2 but would like to see the original text.

Like for example did it have anything along the lines of "Birdo, wants to be called Birdetta" or just "Catherine" as the sole name? ty (talk) 13:55, February 16, 2022 (EST)

The name was just mixed up with an enemy called Ostro in the credits. Bowser Nightwicked Bowser Bowser emblem from Mario Kart 8 14:03, February 16, 2022 (EST)
Early editions of the manual had them right, but later editions "corrected" it to how it was in the credits. Note the Beezo difference as well. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:39, February 16, 2022 (EST)
For some reason, both of those links send me to a completely blank page, even though the url is still as it should be in the tab. Bowser Nightwicked Bowser Bowser emblem from Mario Kart 8 17:04, February 16, 2022 (EST)

Split Birdo and Shelly[edit]

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split 4-1
Birdo is an egg-shooting dinosaur. Shelly is a giant egg what contains Birdo in a single game. Regardless, not actually the same subject, and as such should be split.

Proposer: Doc von Schmeltwick (talk)
Deadline: April 24, 2022, 23:59 GMT

Support[edit]

  1. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) - Per
  2. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per proposal.
  3. WildWario (talk) Per proposal.
  4. Mister Wu (talk) Maybe not much had been found to add about Shelly, but if this can remedied, a separate page can be appropriate.

Oppose[edit]

  1. Blinker (talk) Doesn't seem more deserving of an article than, say, Pillar. It's a targetable "thing".

Comments[edit]

Page 102 of the Shogakukan guide labels Eggbert as 「タマタマ(キャサリンの)」(Uneggspected (Catherine's Egg)) and Shelly as 「キャサリンの」(Catherine's Eggshell) - so I wonder, could either one work under "Birdo's Egg" instead? The Shogakukan guide seems to use a handful of alternate, potentially early names; for example, 「にせクッパ」(Fake Koopa) is listed as 「コピークッパ」(Copy Koopa) on page 100. LinkTheLefty (talk) 09:43, April 10, 2022 (EDT)

Yeah, now that I think about it, how about including an option to merge it with the Birdo's Egg article as well? Wikiboy10 (talk) 18:17, April 15, 2022 (EDT)
Think it's a bit late in the process for that now, but it'll be easier to do that down the line when these are split. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:10, April 15, 2022 (EDT)

Birdo's Vehicle Combo in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Just letting you guys know that Birdo uses the Mach 8 kart with Slim tires and the Super Glider in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. I can't edit the page to include this info though because it's protected, so can someone add it for me? Thanks. Bubbabyte (talk) 9:23, March 8, 2022 (EDT)

Birdo and her species[edit]

I think the character, Birdo and her species should have seperate pages of their own like Yoshi and Toad to distinguish them from their species since they represents them.

If you agree or disagree pls do leave a reply here.

October 12, 2023 SuperBallBro

They were split before, but got merged because of this proposal. Bowser Nightwicked Bowser Bowser emblem from Mario Kart 8 07:08, October 12, 2023 (EDT)

In the Superstar Saga section it should be mention that was the last game to feature Birdo as an enemy, not counting remakes[edit]

I had tried to had this exact line “Not counting remakes, this game marks the last time Birdo appears as an enemy” to the Superstar Saga page but I was told I had to take it here in order to get it added, so if somebody could please add that to the page in the Superstar Saga section I would very much appreciate it. time 35.137.237.68 10:56 November 20 2023 (EDT)

Actually, She is fought in the Bowser's Minions campaign as well, is is exclusive to the remake, so the point actually isn't that notable since the remake is still fairly recent. Sdman213 (talk) 00:23, November 21, 2023 (EST)
Well personally I disagree, since well that’s just a different mode for the game that is a remake but I understand I can’t change your mind there, just thought I would respond since I have not responded to this statement yet 35.137.237.68 10:56 November 20 2023 (EDT)

Super Mario Bros. Super Show "The Bird! The Bird!"[edit]

Should this episode be added to Birdo's appearances in the Super Show? It's not listed despite prominently featuring two Birdo characters. I'd add it myself, but I'm not sure if there's some kind of deeper reason it's not listed here.--Nintenboi1 (talk) 19:14, November 29, 2023 (EST)

Proooooobably focusing on generic unnamed Birdos, but not sure if that's a good reason (especially since some of the listed ones are NOT generic, merely unnamed). Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:26, November 29, 2023 (EST)

Split Birdo and Birdo (species)[edit]

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keep merged 3-9

I see no compelling reason why Birdo was merged with Birdo (species) in the this proposal that instituted the merge. We have everything from mainline staples like Yoshi (species), Toad (species), Koopa (species), and Star (species) to lesser known and less distinguished pages like Owl (species). With nearly 50 different appearances in Mario games as a standalone character rather than just represented as a species, I’d like to recognize Birdo as the icon that she is rather than as simply a modge podge of random, indistinguishable dinosaurs.

She is featured as an individual character with the same frequency as Yoshi or Toad. Another, better comparable example is the distinction between Lakitu and Lakitu (Mario Kart referee). That Lakitu is distinguishable from the regular Lakitus enough to be featured on his own, standalone page, and so is the beloved Birdo. Yes, Kart racers like the Koopa, Lakitu, Boo, etc. are featured in the page for their species, but Birdo is far more than just a Kart racer. With appearances as an individual character in everything from the Mario Golf series, Mario Tennis series, Mario Party series, Mario & Luigi series, Paper Mario series, Mario Baseball series, Mario & Sonic series, and one-offs like Captain Rainbow and Mario Hoops 3-on-3, it's clear that she's every much an individual as Yoshi or Toad.

When Draggadon, Koopa Kid, and Dorrie (referenced in the merge proposal) become as iconic as Birdo and are featured in nearly 50 games as an individual character rather than just a random member of a larger species, then we can cite them as similar examples. Until then, while they remain largely indistinguishable from one another and lack a developed personality, like the singular Birdo character, I cannot see the comparison between them and Birdo as valid.

Additionally, having the two pages merged has created considerable confusion on this talk page.

Proposer: DrBaskerville (talk)
Deadline: July 12, 2024, 23:59 GMT

Support: Split Birdo and Birdo (species)[edit]

  1. DrBaskerville (talk) Per proposal.
  2. SuperBallBro (talk) Per proposal for my point in this section I written. [1]
  3. Technetium (talk) Per proposal. Sure, the Birdo (species) article may be short, but I’m sure there are shorter articles on this wiki.

Oppose: Keep merged[edit]

  1. Hewer (talk) Per the original proposal. It's not that there's too little to say about the Birdo character, it's that there's too little to say about the Birdo species, and I don't know of any official distinction given between the two subjects besides there being multiple of the species, which made the old split basically fan speculation. Splitting the same subject based on whether there's multiple or not in any given game when the devs don't even seem to care seems a bit daft, and is not something we do for other species like Koopa Troopa or Shy Guy where there'll sometimes be playable ones distinct from non-playable ones, or the playable one will be the only instance of the character to appear in a game. This is why the opening of the Birdo article uses this particular wording: "While Birdo is often portrayed as an individual character, there have also been many appearances of multiple Birdos that come in different colors and that sometimes have different characteristics." It's a whimsical and fantastical franchise that often doesn't care about making narrative sense, so I feel like there can be multiple of a character without us having to invent explanations about a distinct species and split pages over it (the former Boom Boom split having been the most egregious example of this). The merge isn't supposed to devalue the Birdo character's importance or anything, not sure why you thought that. Yoshi, Toad, and Kamek/Magikoopa I think have better cases to stay split given more of a distinction is sometimes made, and the "Koopa (species)", "Owl (species)", and "Star (species)" pages are not relevant, they're not really part of a species/character split in the same vein.
  2. Super Mario RPG (talk) Per Hewer.
  3. PrincessPeachFan (talk) Per.
  4. Sdman213 (talk) Per all.
  5. TheUndescribableGhost (talk) I'm not denying the fact that there is a species that Birdo also belongs in and that the games make an obvious distinction of that fact. My biggest question is how do you try to talk about while not also tying back to the Birdo? It's a bit weird and I'm probably hypocrite because we could argue for mering Toad and Yoshi, but we really don't know too much about what Birdo's species actually is. The Once and Only Once rule is an example of why this gets difficult. Also, Toads in the Japanese scripts did have unique names at one point, before they used the names that the mushroom retainers had.
  6. Biggestman (talk) Per all. Also in recent times Nintendo seem to be dropping Birdo being a whole species anyways
  7. MarioComix (talk) Looking just above, we can see one of the fatal pitfalls of having both Birdo and Birdo (species) as a page. By distinguishing them, people trying to find "Birdo in Mario Strikers" can't find this info on the Birdo page and instead have to find the species page. After all, Birdo as a character doesn't appear in Strikers so wouldn't have any reference to Strikers on her own page. As much as I agree that Birdo is a prominent standalone character, it's also valid to keep a singular page for "Birdo as a character and species".
  8. Pseudo (talk) Per all.
  9. Blinker (talk) Per all.

Comments[edit]

Sorry, but as Hewer says, there's just not enough to say about the Birdo species considering that she's like Yoshi in that there can be an individual character or multiple playable species. PrincessPeachFan (talk) 08:58, June 28, 2024 (EDT)

I disagree based on all that was contained on the original split page. Hopefully @Hewer will see this, too. This page will need some cleaning up if we revive it, chiefly removing references to Birdo as a character, but there's ample examples of members of the Birdo species playing roles in media outside of the main Birdo character. Even if there wasn't, there's a difference between Special:ShortPages and Category:Stubs. Sprite of Toadsworth Dr. Baskerville Paper Mario Book- MLPJ.png 15:41, June 28, 2024 (EDT)
I went over my problems with that article back in my 2021 merge proposal. To quote myself: "Some of what's on this page is essentially fan speculation about whether Birdo is or isn't a species in a particular appearance, such as the Super Mario Bros. 2 information being on both pages (while I am aware there is conflicting evidence about whether those Birdos are the same, we could entirely avoid that problem if it was all in one page, and if anything it's just further proof that they aren't too bothered about whether Birdo is a species or character). The rest of the history section (besides the show) is saying that Birdos are in crowds with no gameplay effect and there are playable Birdos of different colours treated like normal Birdo, which can all easily be mentioned on the main Birdo article." Compare the Shy Guy article, which talks about a playable character, other playable Shy Guys of different colours, and NPC Shy Guys like enemies and audience members, all in a single article without issue. Why shouldn't Birdo be the same? Hewer (talk · contributions · edit count) 17:19, June 28, 2024 (EDT)
I understand your position, and I don't think its wrong; I just don't agree with it. I would argue that Birdo is a more established character than most other characters in the series. Being an established character at all necessitates having a page, which is something we agree on. Where we diverge is the belief that Birdo's species is synyonopous with Birdo as a character. This leads me to two questions. First, why should Yoshi and Toad be split between species and character? What notable differences are there between the characters and the species in those cases that necessitates separate pages? Secondly, what is the difference between your argument on Birdo compared to, for example, merging Crate guy and all other minor Piantas into the main Pianta article? Crate guy is a specific member of the Pianta species, just as Birdo is a specific member of the Birdo species. Is the only difference that she shares a name with her species? If that's the answer, then what about the other names Birdo uses, like Catherine or Birdetta, that differentiate between her and other Birdos? We have multiple members of the Birdo species, which have their own pages (Cheepy, Giant Birdo, Thunderbirdo). If we had as many Birdo characters as we do Pianta characters, would the species then deserve its own page? Sprite of Toadsworth Dr. Baskerville Paper Mario Book- MLPJ.png 18:08, June 28, 2024 (EDT)
Yoshi and Toad are at least officially treated as having a level of distinction that Birdo doesn't really have. For instance, "There’s Yoshi, and then there are all the other Yoshis: red, pink, blue, yellow, and more." I see Birdo less as a member of a Birdo species and more as a character of flexible plurality like Boom Boom. Crate guy I don't think is comparable since he's a particular individual Pianta with a distinct name and role ("Catherine" is just the Japanese name for Birdo, and "Birdetta" is, as far as I can tell, a one-off alternate name from a single guidebook from three and a half decades ago). And I don't think the other individual Birdo characters from the Super Show change anything either, having distinct members generally doesn't really affect whether a species should get an article in my opinion. The Three Shadows appear to all be of a single species, but despite having multiple distinct members, this species was denied an article. Hewer (talk · contributions · edit count) 19:48, June 28, 2024 (EDT)
I agree that Yoshi and Toad have a high level of distinction, but I believe Birdo does as well. For example, she's featured on the File:MK8-WomenofRacing1.png alongside Daisy and Peach, is officially speculated to be Yoshi's girlfriend in Birdo#Relationship_with_Yoshi (MK:DD), and has an important role in video game history as one, if not the, first trans character in a video game. These are all references to the individual Birdo, not the Birdo species. I think Birdo is not only distinct as a Mario character but distinct in the video game industry as a whole. She's identifiable, perhaps not by name, by many who would have no idea who most of the other Mario characters are, and I would feel comfortable saying the average person doesn't realize she shares the name as her species. The fact that she as an individual has established relationships with people like Yoshi, Mario, Popple, etc. suggests enough notoriety to be distinguished from every other Birdo, regardless of the notoriety of the Birdo species as a whole. I just find it diminutive of her presence and prominence in the series to not afford her independent coverage.

To your points about Crate guy, ("he's a particular individual Pianta with a distinct name and role"), I don't see how the same is not true for Birdo? Birdo absolutely exists as an individual, a point I don't think you refute; the only difference being Birdo, who has, regardless of source or how long ago it was, been referred to by multiple names and nicknames, including Birdie, which I forgot to mention. Besides, "crate guy" is hardly a name; its just an easy way to identify him. My overall point in referencing him is to illustrate that there other examples of characters, considerably more minor than Birdo, having independent articles rather than articles that just include information about the individual on a page that otherwise focuses on the species. I think we need a unified approach to covering individuals vs. species, and, other than Birdo, I think the wiki does a good job balancing that. Sprite of Toadsworth Dr. Baskerville Paper Mario Book- MLPJ.png 20:30, June 28, 2024 (EDT)
I feel like you're still missing my main point, that I disagree there is a Birdo individual who is a member of the Birdo species, so much as a Birdo character who there can sometimes be multiple of. Again, it's a franchise that doesn't often care about making narrative sense, it's not our job to invent in-universe explanations for the somewhat inconsistent depictions. Bringing up recognisability is a strange point as I feel like most people seeing a Birdo would assume it's "the Birdo character". Heck, even the other colours of Birdo could be argued as potentially the same character - in Mario Kart Tour and 8 Deluxe, they use names like "Birdo (Yellow)", matching the naming of variants like "Mario (Musician)", whereas Yoshi and even Shy Guy colours instead use names like "Yellow Yoshi". It's much more helpful to just forgo the speculation and keep all the Birdo information on a single page so people can find it, be it a character or a species, especially in cases like SMB2 where we aren't even sure. Hewer (talk · contributions · edit count) 05:06, June 29, 2024 (EDT)

One of the things I repeatedly brought up during the initial merge: "What about Wiggler?" Wiggler has been treated as a singular character almost as often as a species at this point and generally has a pretty consistent characterization, yet has never been split. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:17, July 4, 2024 (EDT)

Birdo key facts and behaviors[edit]

I don't think Birdo is one character, but her species is generally uncommon or even rare. Why we there's usually one birdo in each level in SMB2. They as guards or wild Birdos that are soiltary sometimes Birdos come together.

I think there's both a male and female Birdos. I don't believe that Birdo is transgender but rather a species' different individuals which has many distinct Birdos. Birdo is indeed a species that even has a subspecies called the Birdaroo and others like Robobirdo, Thunder Birdo etc.

Now we should know that Birdo is part a species with the same name just like Yoshi and Toad.

User:SuperBallBro July 4, 2024 12:08 am (EST)

Are Thunderbirdos a subspecies or a notable member.[edit]

I think the Thunderbirdo is a subspecies of Birdo rather than a notable member. I believe they had more members than one larger birdo at least what I recall. The page in the Thunderbirdo calls it a variant of a birdo. SuperBallBro (talk) 7:29 p.m. / 19:29 (EST)