- "So if you see that little bird, you should go check the bulletin board too!" — City Folk
|Service|| New messages,|
|Appearance(s)||Animal Crossing: City Folk, Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
The Yellow Bird, possibly a canary, is a bird first seen in Animal Crossing: City Folk that will sit and chirp on the Bulletin Board when there has been a new message posted. During night time, a White Owl will take the bird's place. The yellow bird has no official name or gender. Normal villagers will sometimes mention the bird in conversations. When the player starts the game, a bird can be heard chirping if their house is close enough to the Town Hall. This bird is not a villager and is much smaller than one.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, there are other yellow birds than the one that sits on top of the bulletin board. Some appear on the ground in Main Street in front of either T&T Emporium, the Gardening Store, or along the lines of Homes in the Happy Home Showcase. At night, the yellow bird is replaced with the White Owl. After upgrading to T.I.Y., the yellow birds are occasionally found by the Museum or the bench on Main Street due to T.I.Y.'s integration of the Gardening Store. Notably, the bird cannot be caught with the net, as it will just fly away if the player gets too close to it.