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What Kind of bird is Big Bird?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Beaker915, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. Beaker915

    Beaker915 New Member

    Can anyone please help me with a question that came up at work and no one I've asked has been able to answer so far-What type of bird is Big Bird?


  2. Big Bird is a canary. If you need proof, try to locate a copy of the book "Sesame Unpaved". :) (Or maybe some online SS sites document it).
  3. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Oh good idea Byron, to look in Sesame Street Unpaved. Here's what I found on the subject, Beaker915. In Big Bird's Bio (in Sesame Street Unpaved) it has his Scientific Name as Bigus canarius. Sounds like he's a canary to me! :)
  4. dcfboss

    dcfboss New Member

    he probably is a canary, but i think they use turkey feathers for his costume. to me he's just a big old yellow bird.
  5. Beaker915

    Beaker915 New Member

    Thanks you guys-that answers my question-though the book sounds interesting! Until someone posed the question, he was always just a big yellow bird to me!

  6. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    Beaker915, I bet that's just the kind of question that the writers were asking themselves during the first season of the show. I thought it odd that in the first episode, Big Bird got so nervous that he "nearly laid an egg ... right here on Sesame Street." I swear, he DID say that.
  7. Well maybe he was makin' a funny. :D
  8. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    That sounds likely. They did make a lot of those back then on the show.
  9. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Member

    Big Bird stated in the SS Live show "Everyone Makes Music" that he is a canary. He said it right out loud for everyone to hear.

    The End.
  10. Manda:-D

    Manda:-D New Member

    A REALLY BIG one.
  11. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    I remember when Big Bird visited Make Believe on Mr. Roger's. King Friday asked him if he was related to the cassowary. But Big Bird replied. "I'm more of a condor."
  12. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

  13. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    That's right, it was a golden condor.
  14. Klonoa

    Klonoa New Member

    I think Big Bird is a chocobo. :)

  15. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Maybe Big Bird is a mixed breed (do they do that with birds?). Seeing as he said he was a canary in a Sesame special and more condor on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, maybe he's a combination of both.

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