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Tuck and Roll first see the Bird

The Bird is a female finch and a minor antagonist in A Bug's Life.

A Bug's Life

In the film, the Bird is a predator to all bugs. When Flik tries to stop the circus bugs from leaving, he sees one of her feathers, her nest, and her unhatched three eggs inside it nearby and flees. The Bird appears, sees them and chases after the bugs for food. Meanwhile, Dot watches on a dandelion seed that breaks off, leaving her in the air as the Bird suddenly flies up after her. Francis catches her and they hide in the cracked riverbed, but he is knocked out by a falling rock. Flik convinces the circus bugs to rescue them, while Heimlich and Slim distract the Bird. After saving Dot, they fly into the trees with Dim where the Bird is unable to get to them, then she accidently pricks her feet on the branch's thorns and flies away.

The encounter with the Bird inspires Flik to put together a plan of constructing a model Bird to scare the grasshoppers away when they return to Ant Island. However, when their Bird is finally used, P.T. Flea sets it on fire with his Flaming Death act, thereby exposing it to Hopper as a fake. After being rescued by Princess Atta when Hopper tries to fly away with him, Flik lures Hopper back to the nest, where the mother Bird picks up Hopper and feeds him to her 3 new-born Chicks.

Trivia

  • In one blooper from the film, just before the Bird can eat Heimlich, she breaks down and is revealed to be a really big robot.
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