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Smallish Tallbird
Smallish Tallbird
37.5 (peck: 2)
2 (peck: 4)
Attack Range
Special Ability
Slowly grows into a Tallbird.png
Wilson Portrait.png
Not a very tall bird.


Willow Portrait.png
I feel like he understands me.


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Hah! Not so tall.


Wendy Portrait.png
Will you leave me too?


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
An adolescent avian.


Woodie Portrait.png
It's growing up to be a jerk, just like its parents.


Waxwell Portrait.png
It's less cute now that it's grown up.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
Yöu are nöt yet ready för battle, bird.


Webber Portrait.png
It's getting old so fast!


Walani Portrait.png
It's got a ton of acne under those feathers. Haha, gross.


Warly Portrait.png
You are sort of tall, I guess...


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Ye ain't too tall arrr ye?


Commonly known as Teenbirds, Smallish Tallbirds are neutral Mobs that were once Smallbirds. After 18 full days, Smallish Tallbird will grow into a Tallbird, becoming aggressive when approached.

Like Smallbirds, Smallish Tallbirds will follow the player from a distance, and they will also attack the player's targets or enemies that are nearby. They are considered innocent creatures and killing one adds 6 points to the player's naughtiness level. If the player is wearing a Spiderhat, the Smallish Tallbird will attack the player until the hat is removed.

Smallish Tallbirds require 60 hunger points per day and will begin to chirp more and more until fed. When starving, they will attack the player (2 damage per hit), and will die after 8 game hours (4 minutes) if not fed. Eating anything heals 1/3 of their maximum health. They will eat any Meat, Fruit or Vegetable, including Glow Berries, Rotten Eggs, and Rot. Smallish Tallbirds will eat food left on the ground.

Spear.png Fighting Strategy

Smallish Tallbirds cannot be stun-locked, but can be kited. There is only a short interval between their attacks. The safe method is to dodge its attack, attack it once, then dodge again. It's possible to attack twice and run out of its pecking range after it scratches the ground.

Smallish Tallbirds can be put to sleep with Sleep Dart or Pan Flute. They can also be set on fire using Fire Dart or a Fire Staff, causing it to panic. Usually, the fire will go out before doing enough damage to kill the bird. Note that they can spread fire to their nests, which will permanently stop it from respawning.

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

Weapon Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png Lucy the Axe.png Shovel.png Pitchfork.png

Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png

Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png

Axe.png Pickaxe.png

Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png


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

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Thulecite Club.png Tooth Trap.png Dark Sword.png Fire Dart.png Fire Staff.png Blow Dart.png Gunpowder.png Old Bell.png
No. of hits for
71 23 18 12 10 9 8 6-11 5 or 7 6 6 5 5 3 3 1 1

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • If a Smallish Tallbird eats a damaging food item, it will still regain the health it lost.

Mosquito.png Bugs

  • A Smallish Tallbird may stop following the player if it can't reach targeted food on the ground and the player moves out of range (this may also happen from eating too much rot - not being fed directly by the player).
    • If a Smallish Tallbird stops following the player, it will keep distance and won't accept food directly, only if it is on the ground.
  • Feeding a Smallbird/Smallish Tallbird during the growing animation may cancel the animation process. Relogging will fix the issue.
  • Teenbirds may aggro on allied chess pieces.

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