It defends itself by dazzling opponents by flashing its brightly colored plumage. They are known for their elaborate mating dances.
Birbie is a small, round avian Pokémon with dark blue feathers covering its body, yellow tail feathers, and two cyan feet. Two long antenna-like yellow feathers extend from its forehead. Just below its beak, it has a bright cyan crest that curves upward and resembles a large smiling mouth; this, along with its large eyes, makes Birbie appear larger than it is, discouraging predators from attacking it.
Birbie's signature move is Flash. Its crest is bright enough that it can reflect light off the feathers; it uses this to blind potential predators.
Birbie performs elaborate mating dances to attract a potential partner. This Pokémon tends to prey on Cubbug and other small, weak Pokémon. It is usually shy and skittish, but can get very territorial over its nesting sites.
Birbie tends to gather in flocks in wooded areas. It prefers to stay in the trees, but does often come down to the ground to feed.