Is a Female Pink Bird Coming Soon to Angry Birds?

Thanks to the super sleuthing abilities of @Dr-Omega and abhijit, we have a first peek at a new bird coming to the Angry Birds franchise. Based on the picture posted by Rovio on their social media channels, it definitely seems to be a female pink bird (also being called the “Girlie Bird”)! This would be the first undeniably-female Angry Bird (since Jewel is a separate character who joined the Birds in Rio, and there is a cloud of controversy regarding the White Bird’s gender — though Rovio has addressed that before).

Update August 8th: We now know that the pink bird will appear in the Angry Birds Seasons Back to School update. This article also contains more info about the pink bird’s power / ability.

Back to topic. Here, we will only post the images that Rovio themselves have posted on their social media channels. But if you want a true spoiler, check out ToyWiz.com. They only sell Rovio-official plushies, so I think it’s pretty legitimate. Note that the product description is quite inaccurate, but other than that, you get the idea of roughly what the bird may look like.

I am guessing Rovio will continue to post teasers about this, and at this time there is an innumerable number of questions about this bird. What app will it first be released in? What apps will it inevitably be released in? When will it appear? What will its ability be? In any case, it will be exciting to watch for!

Update Aug. 07: A special thanks goes out to Rick Keyser who presented a truly-inspired guess to the release of the Female Pink Bird (now being called the “Girlie Bird” after some additional merchandise was found). His idea is that the Pink Bird will be released in a new episode of Angry Birds Seasons centered around the Chinese holiday of the Qixi Festival. This holiday, sometimes called Chinese Valentine’s Day, revolves around a love story, occurs at night (thus the caption “Who turned out the lights?”), and involves magpies. What’s better? Qixi Festival this year occurs on August 23rd, which fits the bill in oh-so-many ways. It’s a Thursday (Rovio’s favorite day to release updates, apparently). It’s about 2 weeks away, which is within the realm of Rovio’s teaser lengths. And finally, it a Far Eastern theme, which has been a major theme of the 2012 “Seasons” packages and part of Rovio’s expanding market. Is all this definite? Absolutely not. But we love to speculate since Rovio loves to tease.

Thanks to @lostgreybird, @dr-omega, and @oldmanbird for their contributions as well.

Tags: News, Pink Bird, Teaser
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

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By Trev17piano (@tnatiuk17piano)

Looks interesting! Love the updates put on by Rovio!

Hello everyone! Sorry I’ve missed you… we moved this weekend and its been hard with the new house and stuff so i don’t have much time but now I have more time to be here!

By Morph416

Sweet!

Lots of options here for another bird… maybe she can pair up with the red bird.. similar to Rio. Or maybe, when you click on her, she lets out a scream that shatters glass.. who knows! Gonna be interesting to see what Rovio has planned.

As far as to what game she might appear in? Hmmmm.. taking a quick look at the FB Friends screen.. we seen a “female” bird there, right next to an Egg. The Egg showed up in Space.. there’s a new update for Space coming.. maybe she will make her first appearance in that version.

Unless of course.. Rovio surprises us yet again, with an entirely new update to the other versions.. but I think we can assume to leave Rio out of it.

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By Hoanganhminh (@hoanganhminh)

Maybe Female Red Bird too?

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By Lapa (@lore-fin)

Check this site about angry birds action game, if you watch closely you can find add on that may be this pink “Girly Bird”

http://www.tactic.net/ab-kiertue-2012/ab_game.php

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

I think Girly Bird’s power will be a kind of twisting thing where a kind of pink hurricane appears or maybe it goes straight down or maybe it could do something else I dont know Im just thinking these because they are not powers for any other birds yet

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By AngryBirdsRioFan

Rovio isn’t gonna be happy since ToyWiz spoiled the suprise

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By Paperpig (@pighater2009)

Luckily they didnt notice and suprizing didnt bring out the birds!
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By Chris (@chriss)

It is correct, for the white bird and red bird, there are male and female versions. (The female birds are not playable, but they are on images shared by Rovio.)

To be fair, the must also create a male version of the new pink bird.

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By Chris (@chriss)

Hm, if we look at this pic: http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/222215_10150172148669928_6759662_n.jpg
then maybe the white bird is always a female bird, even if “she” does not wear a bow and is without eyelashes and makeup.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Oh Kate, put on a wee bit of weight before the wedding, haha.

Also, see the White Bird’s garb in Fuji TV web game

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By Lamia (@lamia)

LOL @amslimfordy…. He really needs to gain Weight!!!

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By Chris (@chriss)

Hey, that’s correct. In Sakura Ninja, the female bird is even playable.

By jeff

its just a pic for fans.egg bird has a girlfriend already.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

That was a Rovio-official web game.

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By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

Guys! It’s obvious that the white bird is female! She has always been! When you unlock her in GC you get the achievement “Mother of all Bombs”. So she obviously is female!

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Maybe Rovio originally had intended for White Bird to be female, but with the new White Bird in Hogs and Kisses… that just takes the cake. There’s no point in making a female version of a character who is already female is pointless, so I’m going with White Bird being male.

By Hertolo

I’m waiting for a fire themed bird that burns slowly through the wood (possible timer till the dynamite at the other end explodes) and melts the ice blocks. Doesn’t look fitting for pinky though ;)

By Tman

this will be so awesome! but what does it do?

By TerenceBird3

Maybe she will be called the “Little Sister Bird”. Get it?

By jeff

no

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By Fooly8

I get it! “Big Brother” and “Little Sister”! Funny one!

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

@Slim,The Chrome AB Version Now Has The Big Setup.. :D

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Reported on the update log page. Working on a post soon. Thanks

By Takacs David

time to post about the pig-xi festival for seasons.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Here is no evidence so far that the episode will be called “Pig-xi Festival”. AB Wiki is open source and anyone can post anything.

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By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

http://www.tactic.net/angrybirds/UK/ Here is a link provided by @DrOmega many months ago. Notice the “Girly Bird” as a usable bird.

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By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

I think that the new bird’s power will have something to do with Light. Rovio rarely ever does a teaser like this without hinting at something through their wordage. I think “Who Turned the Lights Out” teases its association with either Light or Dark. I prefer Light. Also the Plush Toy has her mouth open, which makes her the only Plush with an open beak, making me think she possibly shoots a ray of light our of her mouth that pushes structures.

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By Chris (@chriss)

Where did you see the plush toy?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

ToyWiz link in the post.

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

I think that “she possibly shoots a ray of light our of her mouth that pushes structures” would be out of sense since that any type of ray won’t be able to push a structure.

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By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

Im picturing some sort of fanned type blast that comes out of her.

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By Fooly8

You mean like a totally random lazer that “pushes”, “incinerates” or “breaks” blocks and kills piggies?

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By Fooly8

By “pushes” I meant “out of it’s way”

By Person

I think you are close but I. Think it’s bubbles, not a laser

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By Albert Einswine (@lolwutburger)

What about the small boomerang plush?

By Rick Keyser

What about the Qixi Festival for China (Angry Bird Seasons)? The date would be August 23 this year and it revolves around a love story. Good reason to add Girly Bird.

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By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

AND August 23rd is also a Thursday…Angry Birds typical update day.

By Rick Keyser

Qixi Festival is also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day furthering this theory.

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By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

Oh man, thats got to be it. I was thinking it would be a Chinese update and with a Chinese Vday around the corner thats most definitely it.

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By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)
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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

It also takes place at night, going with the “who turned out the lights” theme, and involves magpies, which are birds..

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By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

Is this enough evidence to update the original post :)

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

Awesome,Can’t wait… \(^_^)/

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By Old Man Bird (@oldmanbird)

The story is of a forbidden love, making it the Chinese equivalent to Valentine’s Day. There was not a Valentine’s Day update for AB Seasons and as @lostgreybird said it’s on a Thursday in the near future, prior to the plush toy’s arrival date which is ideal for marketing purposes. If that’s not it then I am stumped.

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By Fooly8

Forbidden love? Did the pink bird love a pig?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Theory indeed, all this is pure speculation.

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By Old Man Bird (@oldmanbird)

Very true it is all speculation. However, it is fun speculating and doesn’t harm any thing. I doubt we are right, but it would be incredible if we were. No slight intended by this. By the way, you AB artwork is very cool!

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By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

even better, I wonder how they are going to twist the holiday’s name? Like Piglantis, and Hogs and kisses! :)

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By Fooly8

Maybe it could be Angry Magpipes Festival, or the Fight of the Sevens, or maybe even Pigxi Festival?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

My hunch tells me this is correct. Makes complete sense. Tempted to post about this!

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By PdB (@playdbird)

@birdleader – take a look at the original post ;-)

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Nah, I know, but I’m talking about some more official.

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By mojavewolf (@mojavewolf)

I predict the next bird to come out after the pink one will be purple since there’s a red, orange, yellow, green, blue, white, black, and now pink. Then they’ll have the whole rainbow.

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By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

Purple is my favorite color! :D

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By MushMe (@mushme)

Ummm, I believe they have already made a purple bird. It’s in Angry Birds Space.

By Takacs David

that is yellowbird upgraded to lazer bird
we mean a bird that is NATURALLY purple

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By Albert Einswine (@lolwutburger)

LOL! Spongebob Reference!

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By Fooly8

I just can’t keep thinking of it’s ability. I keep on thinking that it is like a reverse white bird, with an explodiing heart icon (like when cartoon characters fall in love) that goes upwards. What do you think?

By Marcia

“when cartoon characters fall in love” — that is so funny, and so descriptive!

And I think it would make for an excellent exploding bird!

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By Albert Einswine (@lolwutburger)

What will the new episode be named? maybe, Pig-xi Festival?

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By habspuck - YouTuber (@habspuck)

Wow! Great info there! Thanks!

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By Nobelak555 (@nobelak555)

It will be in Back to school episode. If you need screen just ask me.

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By bigbrotherbird97 (@bigbrotherbird97)

Looks like Rovio has given us lots of great updates this year! Great job!

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By Josm (@josm)

Another pic from the girly bird

http://twitpic.com/agvour

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

This will confirming the shape of the Pink Bird. Now we know the eyes model and the shape of the body.

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By Fooly8

Plus, we got the plush for the colors and beak!

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

Now the only thing we need to know is her power.

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By Fooly8

Maybe it’s power will be the same idea I had (kind of like the power of White bird whithe the bomb going up) but with bubbles

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By Albert Einswine (@lolwutburger)

The plush toy is creepy with the big eyes and the open mouth, It looks like It wants to eat people.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

maybe that’s it’s power, it eats the pigs

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By Old Man Bird (@oldmanbird)

Based on the new picture, I think Girly Bird is going to be similar to Orange Bird. There outlines seem to be very similar. The other item in the picture probably has something to do with her powers. A longshot guess but maybe she sends out a force around her (hearts maybe because it is a girl) that have the reverse effect of the Egg Bird in AB Space.

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By BBinMiami (@bbinmiami)

Another thing I was curious to figure out, what type of species of bird is she? My guess WAS flamingo, but they released a picture of her body, so that idea’s out. Anybody have any awesome ideas?

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By wanda (@wanda)

Thank you to all of the admins here for keeping us informed. So much to look forward to :). Between this new bird and the coming Red Planet update, Rovio is keeping us very happy!!

By KewlDood

My guess is, that since Rovio likes to update on Thursdays, that the next update with the pink bird on seasons will be out either tomorrow, or next Thursday (hoping for the former, but most likely, the latter). Considering that they do their holiday themed updates well before the theme they are based on recently (for example, year of the dragon was released well before the chinese new year), my bet is, that this update will be released well before the Qixi festival as well.

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By anstee18 (@anstee18)

everyone, go to the rovio youtube channel. there is a animation of the pink bird go and watch it bye

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)
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By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

So the Girlie Bird likes to blow bubbles.

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)

No longer valid. Here’s one that still works for the moment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH3dDxXqt-c

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

I accidentally chopped off -c at the end.

By GoGirlyBird

That’s so awesome. I love the Girly Bird!!! She blows bubbles. :)

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