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Crows are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] They are small, dark birds similar to their real-life counterparts, but are dangerous and aggressive, lying in wait to swoop down on passing travelers. They are also known for stealing shiny items such as Keys and Rupees. They are closely related to Takkuri and Dacto. They first appeared in A Link to the Past.


In most games the behavior of a Crow is the same; upon entering the territory of a Crow, the bird will swoop down at high speed in an attempt to ward Link off. Though these intimidating, a couple of swipes of Link's blade is usually enough to destroy them; the difficulty is hitting them. If Link fails to defeat them, they will usually give up their assault, but they may return for a second swoop, hounding Link for a short while.

Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, one Crow found in the grounds of Kanalet Castle will not attack Link unless provoked; this is because it has stolen one of Prince Richard's Golden Leaves. Link must strike the tree it is hiding in with a rock and defeat the bird to retrieve the leaf.

The Minish Cap

In The Minish Cap a similar event plays out. When Link visits Dampé, he receives the gate key needed to open the door to the graveyard. When he exits the house, a Crow swoops down, steals the key, and retreats to its nest. Link must travel to and destroy the Crow's nest, making sure to steal the key back from the mischievous bird. In this game, Takkuri appears as a red variant of a Crow that will steal Rupees.

Crow & Takkuri (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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Crow & Takkuri
Appear in various areas. The black one is Crow. If you touch Takkuri, he will steal Rupees from you, so be careful.

Phantom Hourglass

Crows in Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, unlike those in previous games will swoop down and attack Link in an attempt to steal Rupees from him, much like Takkuri in The Minish Cap.

Other Appearances

Battle Quest

Monita's Comment



Some believe these odd birds developed round bodies from excessive rest. It's also possible they merely ingested something spherical.

In Battle Quest in Nintendo Land, Crows appear simply known as Birds in the North American version of the game and as Cawsie in the PAL translation. Their appearance is significantly different from the main Zelda series, instead appearing as white, fat birds with heart-shaped wings. They look like a bag tied with a ribbon. Also unlike other games they are not aggressive, and instead of attacking the player they will fly away when they get near, although usually they can be spotted roosting in various locations far out of reach. They can be struck down with arrows and will always leave behind a heart.



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Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Cawsie (NL)
Japan Japanese クロウリー (Kurourī) Crowly
French Republic FrenchEU Corbos A play on "Corbeaux", meaning Crow
Federal Republic of Germany German Peckra A play on "to peck" and "Rabe" (Raven)
Italian Republic Italian Kroli
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Negri


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 172 (ALttP | LA | OoS | OoA | TMC | PH | ST | ALBW | TFH)