Wilson Portrait
That's a rather small bird.


Willow Portrait
Not quite a phoenix, but still cute. I guess.


Wolfgang Portrait
Is very small bird.


Wendy Portrait
Hello there, little one.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
A rather diminutive specimen of the class Aves.


Woodie Portrait
What do you want?


Waxwell Portrait
What!? What do you want?


Wigfrid Portrait
Yöu are nöt fierce yet, bird.


Webber Portrait
Could this be a friend for us?


Winona Portrait
Ha! You're so tiny!


Walani Portrait
Eye see you.


Warly Portrait
Hello food... uh, friend.


Woodlegs Portrait
Whoot sorta cackler arrr ye?


Smallbirds are passive mobs that have been hatched from a Tallbird Egg and can fly briefly, unlike teens and adults. A Smallbird will grow into a Teenbird (or Smallish Tallbird) after 10 full days. They are considered innocent creatures and killing one adds 6 points to the player's naughtiness level.

Smallbirds require 20 hunger points per day and will demand food by chirping when hungry (Hunger < 50%). When starving (Hunger = 0), they will die after 4 game hours (2 minutes). They can be fed any type of Seeds. They will eat seeds off the ground when they are hungry. Eating anything heals them to full health.

Smallbirds will follow the player and attack the player's targets. If the player moves far enough away from the Smallbird while it is sleeping at night, it will wake up to move closer to the player before falling asleep again. Since they have very small Health, players must be careful when fighting strong mobs or groups of them. Other birds won't run away from Smallbirds and can be a good way to get Feathers and Morsels. Note that Smallbirds can trigger Tooth Traps and Bee Mines, likely killing them.

When idle, a Smallbird will either bounce around or cock its head/body at an angle with a puzzled look.

Glommer See also: Hatching Tallbird Egg

Reign of Giants icon Reign of GiantsEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, Tallbird Eggs that are unharvested from their nest will hatch at the beginning of Spring and one or more Smallbirds will spawn near the nest.

Spear FightingEdit

Below is the number of hits it takes (with a default damage modifier) to kill a Smallbird. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Weapon Fishing RodBug Net Lucy the Axe Shovel Pitchfork

Hammer Torch Umbrella

Walking Cane Willow&#039;s Lighter

Axe Pickaxe

Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe


PickSlashAxe Spear Bat Bat Ham Bat Morning Star Slurtle Slime Tentacle Spike

Battle Spear

Thulecite Club Tooth Trap Dark Sword Fire Dart Fire Staff Blow Dart Gunpowder Old Bell
No. of hits for
12 4 3 2 2 2 2 1-2 1 or 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Although eggs hatched by the player create Smallbirds, eggs left in a nest without an adult Tallbird present will create an instant adult.
  • In older versions of the game, Abigail would aggro and kill Smallbirds. Since the "Strange New Powers" update, Abigail has come to accept all friendly "Followers".
  • (PC) A Smallbird can be used as a Steam chat emoticon.
  • (PC) Two Smallbirds can be seen on a Steam profile wallpaper, which can be earned by crafting or trading.

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • A Smallbird may vanish as it hatches from its egg.
  • If a Smallbird gets stuck on the other side of an ocean barrier, the player can enter a cave and then exit the cave to fix the bug. Relogging will not fix this issue.
  • Feeding a Smallbird/Smallish Tallbird during the growing animation may cancel the animation process. Relogging will fix the issue.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged Bishop) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged Rook) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged Knight) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (Red HoundBlue Hound) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(BirchnutterPoison Birchnut TreeVarg Reign of Giants icon) (Clay HoundClay VargEwecusGem DeerGrumble BeeLavaeShadow Pieces Don&#039;t Starve Together icon) (Crocodog (Blue CrocodogYellow Crocodog) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (Bee QueenKlausReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don&#039;t Starve Together icon) (Palm TreeguardQuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildboreShipwrecked icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CanaryCrittersExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchNo-Eyed DeerWoven Shadow Don&#039;t Starve Together icon) (CormorantCrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(AntlionBernie Don&#039;t Starve Together icon) (Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)
The Forge Don&#039;t Starve Together icon Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorMagma GolemPit PigScorpeonSnortoise
The Gorge Don&#039;t Starve Together icon BillyMumsyOld BeefaloPebble CrabPigeonPiptonSammySwamp PigSwamp Pig Elder