Red Bird is the main protagonist in the series and games created by . He is the first bird to play with. He is also the leader of . First introduced in 2009, the character is the primary bird used in marketing to promote the series. Red is a Northern Cardinal. Red is the first bird used in the game, and he has appeared as a playable character in every version and episode of the game released so far (except for), though he is not necessarily in all levels. In the episode: , he appears dressed as a ninja. This was the first time he has appeared in costume in any game (this is technically not completely true, because in both golden eggs in Go Green, Get Lucky in Angry Birds Seasons, he wears a green leprechaun hat), and completely new game sprites were created for this episode. He can be considered the unofficial mascot of Rovio and the official mascot of Angry Birds.