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The Tri-Crested Tittertwill is a type of bird that was featured in the Donald Duck universe. It was first featured in the Donald Duck comic book, Assignment Birdwatch which was first published on June 15, 1988.

History

The Tri-Crested Tittertwill is an extremely rare bird that is found only in the Black Forest of Duckburg first appearing in the comic, Assignment Birdwatch (aka Protective Cacophony). A female Tittertwill appeared in the comic where Huey, Dewey, and Louie are tasked to keep an eye on the bird to make sure there is no noise that disturbs her while nesting on a chimney. However, Donald Duck unfortunately made so much noise which bothered the bird as these birds are extremely sensitive to noise and too much will drive one away. It is also known that Tittertwills are extremely sensitive to loud noises as anyone who is near this bird must be extremely careful not to disturb the bird. Donald's noise caused the bird to move to Donald's chimney where the four must watch the Tittertwill in a new location where they must watch the bird nesting in their own backyard to avoid disturbing her and her five hatchlings.

Appearances

Disney Parks

Camp Woodchuck Kitchen

The Tittertwill was also featured in the Camp Woodchuck Kitchen restaurant at Tokyo Disneyland with its scientific name being Funnylookus tittertwillus. According to the informational sign at the restaurant, info states that the Tittertwill's diet consists of grubs, chubs, small fish, and leftover pancakes and the species is known to be gluten intolerant as well as showing info about the birds' plumage appearance for both males and females being differed. In addition to this, it is also said that Tittertwills nest in both high, protected settings and low, easy-to-watch areas in which said info gives a clue of why these birds are rare in the Donald Duck universe. Additionally, an animatronic male Tittertwill can be seen nesting ontop a rocky plateau with a sign next to him which tells guests not to disturb the bird while guests are waiting in line to get food from the restaurant, followed by the Tittertwill being depicted on the "Woodchuck Greeting Trail" signage, the area where guests can meet Donald and Daisy in the area.

Animation

DuckTales (2017)

A Tittertwill also appeared in the Season 3 premiere episode of the DuckTales reboot, "Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!", which is the species' first animated appearance as the episode itself features elements inspired by the Camp Woodchuck Kitchen restaurant at Tokyo Disneyland. In this series, the Tittertwill is seen in its male plumage variant design used for the Tokyo Disneyland restaurant and the bird itself is known as the "Tittertwill Bird of Knowledge". It is one of the species encountered by Scrooge McDuck, Dewey, Louie, Webby, Donald, and Della as the competition between Huey and Violet Sabrewing begins while trying to explore the area which Isabella Finch discovered.

In the episode, the Tittertwill is first seen passing through a window of the Junior Woodchucks room where it is seen squawking by itself while Scrooge is discussing with Della, Webby, Dewey, and Louie about Isabella Finch's adventures to which Scrooge becomes disturbed by the bird's singing as Dewey is distracted by its tune. Later as the competition between Huey and Violet begins, the Tittertwill pops up in front of Scrooge's group, Scrooge asks Dewey to know what the Tittertwill was doing to which Dewey explains that the bird is giving him the "irresistible urge to several moves" while Webby finds the moment exciting, much to Scrooge telling the group to continue exploring the trail without being distracted while the robotic mosquito sent by F.O.W.L. continues pestering Donald just as the Tittertwill follows the two while Dewey, Louie, and Webby attempt to catch up. Later when Scrooge, Dewey, Louie, Webby, Donald, and Della arrive at the area where the Lightning Rain of Chimpopo occurs at, the Tittertwill pops underneath a huge log just as Dewey follows it followed by the group trying to catch up with Dewey who is following the Tittertwill out of the log and into a large tree.

As the group gets out of the log, Scrooge continues discussing with the group about the area where Isabella Finch discovered without getting distracted by the Tittertwill to which Dewey tells them that the Tittertwill led them to safety. As Scrooge tries to get past the Tittertwill, the Nandi Bear arrives and ferociously snarls at Scrooge while the Tittertwill grabs the map and runs away. Upon evading the Bear, Scrooge tells his family to follow the Tittertwill and retrieve the map.

Following the Tittertwill into a cave, Scrooge feels furious about the Tittertwill's singing constantly pestering Scrooge during their journey to find the area where Isabella Finch explored and arriving at the cave, Webby is curious to know which tunnel passage was the one where the Tittertwill arrived to which Scrooge and his family discuss that they are adventurers and they should never give up. Scrooge copies the bird's singing and upon hearing it in one of the tunnels, he tells his family to know if they sholud follow the Tittertwill to which they agree to do so. The group then follows the the Tittertwill to the area where Launchpad is at, where the Senior Woodchuck ceremony is taking place at. After Violet wins due to Huey's failure, the Tittertwill pops up next to Scrooge who is in the audience grabbing the map much to Scrooge's annoyance. Huey then describes the Tittertwill as the legendary mascot of the Woodchucks as well as the bird being a descendant of Finch's personal pet and it is also shown that the Tittertwill was actually guiding Scrooge and his group to Isabella Finch's treasure. The Tittertwill then opens a hidden alcove to reveal Finch's Lost Adventure Journal inside, which contains Isabella Finch's adventures in it.


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Media
Shows/Movies: 1987 series2017 seriesWalt Disney's World on Ice: Double Feature... Live!Raw ToonageDuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost LampVideographyChibi Tiny TalesThis Duckburg Life

Video Games: Video game (HD remake/Soundtrack) • DuckTales 2The Quest for GoldScrooge's LootDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney All-Star Racers
Comics: Comic Books (IDW)
Books: Dinosaur DucksThe Secret City Under the SeaDinosaur ValleyLaunchpad's Daring RaidWelcome to DuckburgSphinx for the Memories and Sir Gyro GearlooseThe Great Lost Treasure HuntScrooge McDuck and the Big SurpriseDinosaur Ducks and Jungle DuckThe Hunt for the Giant PearlScrooge's Treasure HuntChristmas at the North PoleArmstrong the Robot and EarthquackSilver Dollars for Uncle ScroogeWebby Saves the Day

Disney Parks
DuckTales World Showcase AdventurePLAY!
Characters
1987 series: Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthChief O'HaraShedlock JonesGyro GearlooseLittle HelperYardarmDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckLudwig Von DrakeGladstone GanderBubba the Cave DuckAbominable SnowwomanTootsie the TriceratopsSkittlesBlackjackPouponGene the GenieGlittering GoldieMad Dog McGurkFeathers GaloreBurt QuackarachMajor CourageMicro DucksAdmiral GrimmitzKing HomerQueen ArielShawebizadGandra DeeMcPapaMcMamaRoboticaBeagle BoysMa BeaglePeteFlintheart GlomgoldPhantom BlotDijonArgus McSwineMagica De SpellMinima De SpellPoe De SpellEl CapitanJoaquin SlowlyMerlock the MagicianCinnamon TealDracula DuckDr. NoGoodMillionara VanderbucksFritter O'WayLawrence LoudmouthBruno Von BeakArmstrongThe SirensCirceHarpiesYuckalindaQueen GriseldaDjinniTerra-Firmie KingOverlord BulovanSolegoGICU-2Magica's ShadowThe Fear Demons

2017 series: Della DuckLenaBradford BuzzardCaptain PeghookManny the Headless Man-HorsePixiuGabby McStabbersonHack and Slash SmashnikovRoxanne FeatherlyToad Liu HaiMark BeaksFalcon GravesAmunetSabafToth-RaZeusSeleneStorkulesCharybdisBriar and BrambleDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDon KarnageQuackerjackLiquidatorBlack HeronZan OwlsonFisherMannDrosera occidendumJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesFethry DuckJohn D. RockerduckJeevesGavinGrandpappy BeagleViolet SabrewingUnicornPercival P. PeppingtonNightmare BeastPaddywhackBushrootNegaduckDaisy DuckGoofyChip and Dale Monterey JackZipperGadget HackwrenchKit CloudkickerTaurus BulbaMolly CunninghamLieutenant PenumbraGeneral LunarisGilded ManNeighbor JonesSteelbeakIsabella FinchIndy and Ty SabrewingTittertwill Bird of KnowledgeAletheiaVeroKing HonestusEmma GlamourInspector TezukaAkitaStrongbeardHeckaJormungandrPonce de LeonMatilda McDuckEmutilda

Episodes
1987 series

Season One: "The Treasure of the Golden Suns" • "Send in the Clones" • "Sphinx for the Memories" • "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" • "Armstrong" • "Robot Robbers" • "Magica's Shadow War" • "Master of the Djinni" • "Hotel Strangeduck" • "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" • "Duckman of Aquatraz" • "The Money Vanishes" • "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" • "Dinosaur Ducks" • "Hero for Hire" • "Superdoo!" • "Maid of the Myth" • "Down and Out in Duckburg" • "Much Ado About Scrooge" • "Top Duck" • "Pearl of Wisdom" • "The Curse of Castle McDuck" • "Launchpad's Civil War" • "Sweet Duck of Youth" • "Earth Quack" • "Home Sweet Homer" • "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" • "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" • "Back to the Klondike" • "Horse Scents" • "Scrooge's Pet" • "Catch as Cash Can" • "Merit-Time Adventure" • "The Golden Fleecing" • "Ducks of the West" • "Time Teasers" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Raiders of the Lost Harp" • "The Right Duck" • "Scroogerello" • "Double-O-Duck" • "Luck o' the Ducks" • "Duckworth's Revolt" • "Magica's Magic Mirror"/"Take Me Out of the Ballgame" • "Duck to the Future" • "Jungle Duck" • "Launchpad's First Crash" • "Dime Enough for Luck" • "Duck in the Iron Mask" • "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" • "The Status Seekers" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" • "Once Upon a Dime" • "Spies in Their Eyes" • "All Ducks on Deck" • "Ducky Horror Picture Show" • "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
Season Two: "Time is Money" • "Super DuckTales"
Season Three: "The Land of Trala La" • "Allowance Day" • "Bubbeo & Juliet" • "The Good Muddahs" • "My Mother the Psychic" • "Metal Attraction" • "Dough Ray Me" • "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" • "The Big Flub" • "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" • "Blue Collar Scrooge" • "Beaglemania" • "Yuppy Ducks" • "The Bride Wore Stripes" • "The Unbreakable Bin" • "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" • "The Masked Mallard" • "A DuckTales Valentine"
Season Four: "Ducky Mountain High" • "Attack of the Metal Mites" • "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" • "Scrooge's Last Adventure" • "The Golden Goose"

2017 series
Season One: "Woo-oo!" • "Daytrip of Doom!" • "The Great Dime Chase!" • "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" • "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" • "The House of the Lucky Gander!" • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" • "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" • "The Spear of Selene!" • "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!" • "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" • "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" • "JAW$!" • "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!" • "Day of the Only Child!" • "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!" • "Who is Gizmoduck?!" • "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!" • "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!" • "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" • "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" • "The Shadow War!"
Season Two: "The Most Dangerous Game...Night!" • "The Depths of Cousin Fethry!" • "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!" • "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!" • "Storkules in Duckburg!" • "Last Christmas!" • "What Ever Happened to Della Duck?!" • "Treasure of the Found Lamp!" • "The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck!" • "The 87 Cent Solution!" • "The Golden Spear!" • "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!" • "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!" • "Friendship Hates Magic!" • "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!" • "The Duck Knight Returns!" • "What Ever Happened to Donald Duck?!" • "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!" • "A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!" • "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!" • "Timephoon!" • "GlomTales!" • "The Richest Duck in the World!" • "Moonvasion!"
Season Three "Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!" • "Quack Pack!" • "Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash Twice!" • "The Lost Harp of Mervana!" • "Louie's Eleven!" • "Astro B.O.Y.D.!" • "The Rumble for Ragnarok!" • "The Phantom and the Sorceress!" • "They Put a Moonlander on the Earth!" • "The Trickening!" • "The Forbidden Fountain of the Foreverglades!" • "Let's Get Dangerous!" • "Escape from the ImpossiBin!" • "The Split Sword of Swanstantine!" • "New Gods on the Block!" • "The First Adventure!" • "The Fight for Castle McDuck!" • "How Santa Stole Christmas!" • "Beaks in the Shell!" • "The Lost Cargo of Kit Cloudkicker!" • "The Life And Crimes of Scrooge McDuck!" • "The Last Adventure!"

Locations
DuckburgAtlantisThe Money BinMcDuck ManorCastle McDuckFountain of YouthScotlandNotre DuckValley of the Golden SunsSt. CanardCape Suzette
Organizations
Air PiratesF.O.W.L.Junior WoodchucksS.H.U.S.H.
Objects
Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitGene's LampMerlock's TalismanSun CoinSun ChaserHarp of TroyMillennium ShortcutGyro's HelicopterMolecular ManipulatorGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch DollHindentanicMagic MedallionRatcatcherJewel of AtlantisPep!Gummiberry JuiceIron VulturePirate FightersSpear of SeleneSea DuckRanger Plane
Songs
DuckTales ThemeThree Cheers for Bubba DuckBoogie Beagle BluesMoon Stage ThemeSky PiratesThe Three CaballerosHear My Voice
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris
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