Top 5 Famous Birds that Performed in Successful Films
Top 5 famous birds that performed in successful films We are going to talk about the most famous birds that performed in successful films Birds are one of the animal species that have had most appearances in
Top 5 famous birds that performed in successful films
We are going to talk about the most famous birds that performed in successful films
Birds are one of the animal species that have had most appearances in the cinema throughout history, both in the animated version and real.
Birds role has been decisive in cinema history in many cases, they have created the best or the worse impressions. Do ducks or parrots have a better reputation than crows or vultures?
We have listed on this post some birds that were trained to act in front of the camera. All of them are worthy of an OSCAR award!
1 | Hedwig
The owl Hedwig with Harry Potter. Photo property: Warner Bros
This bird is the most famous owl of the cinema because of its prominence in the saga of the magician Harry Potter. Hedwig is a white female Bubo scandiacus that stood out for its bravery, loyalty, and intelligence in the movies. Get to know the top 5 famous birds of the history of the Cinema on this post.
These virtues made it become the inseparable companion of Harry Potter during his magical adventures.
2 | Milana
Milana Bonita, the way as it was known this specimen of Coloeus monedula in the movies. Photography property: Televisión Española (TVE)
Milana performed in the movies The Innocent Saints of Mario Camus, the homonymous film of the novel by Miguel Delibes. ‘Milani Bonita’ (that is the way it was known by its owner Azariah) was a jackdaw (Coloeus monedula) that had a decisive role in the outcome of the story. Undoubtedly, it is a brilliant history of Spanish cinema.
3 | Isabel
Isabel is better known as Lady Hawk, species Buteo jamaicensis. Photo property: 20th Century Fox
It was well- known as Lady Hawk due to the title of the movie. It tells the story of two Lovers (Navarre and Isabel) who are cursed and bewitched by the Bishop of Aquila as a result of treason. While he becomes a gray wolf, she is transformed into a red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis).
4 | Paulie
14 specimens of parrots performed (Parakeet acuticaudata) for the filming of the movies. Photography property: Mutual Film Corporation
It is a parrot able of speaking and understanding like humans. Its name is the title of the film in which this incredible bird tells the history of how this Acuticaudata is separated from its owner and tries to meet him. Its ability to interact with humans causes it many headaches, but ‘the mouth parrot’ does not give up on his goal.
5 | ‘The birds’ of Hitchcock
A frame of the film The Birds (1963) where several specimens of crows appear (Corvux corax). Photo property: Universal Pictures
Maybe, it is the movies in which birds have the greatest prominence. It was such a repercussion at the time that generated some phobia for these animals in some people. The film begins with the purchase of two lovebirds by the protagonist, but it also appears other species like seagulls or crows.
In summary, it is estimated that 3200 birds were trained for making the film.
Do you remember any other bird that has played an important role in the cinema?
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