- You may be looking for Clucker, or Cluckoid. For the character in the archie comics see Cluck, and for the character in the Sonic the Hedgehog television series, see Cluck (SatAM).
— The notification that a Cluckbird has spawned, Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
The Cluckbirds mostly resemble chickens. They have a white round torso with a smaller round white head on top of it, and possess a thin blue neck with a pointy collar around it. They have long red serrated beaks and a red comb on their head, and two eyes with black sclera and red pupils. On the sides of their torsos they have stubby wings with blue primaries, on the rear they have stubby tails, and below their torsos they have thick stubby thighs with red feet.
The Cluckbirds are a frequently encountered enemy in the game, appearing in Toxic Caves (Toxic Pools in the 8-bit version of the game), Lava Powerhouse and The Machine. In the steam area of Lava Powerhouse, they respawn endlessly from hatches on the walls, and in the battle with the Veg-O Machine, Cluckbirds will pop out from below the Veg-O Machine.
Cluckbirds usually fly around in the middle of the pinball area, attempting to get in Sonic's way. Shooting Sonic as a curled up ball with the Flippers into a Cluckbird will destroy it and release the animal inside of it. In the 8-bit version of the game, destroying one Cluckbird will reward the player with 40,000 points. While hitting a Cluckbird can be tricky, occasionally landing on the Cluckbirds can provide a upward boost that can help the player get to their desired destination.
Powers and abilities
The Cluckbirds are capable of flight by utilizing their wings.
- The Cluckbirds are based on Cluck from the Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and spin-offs.