Awk's artwork from Donkey Kong Country Returns.
Leader Tiki Tong
Homeland Donkey Kong Island
Origin of Species Parrot
Sub-Species Rawk
Affiliations Tiki Tak Tribe
Enemies Kong Family
Games Donkey Kong Country Returns

Awks are blue flightless parrots that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns.


Awk appears to be a parrot with blue-green feathers with a couple of red feathers underneath. They also possess orange beaks themselves.


Awks are some of the most basic enemies in the game and can be considered the "Gnawty" of Donkey Kong Country Returns as all they do is walk back and forth. Though not confirmed, but it is possible that these foes have been controlled by the Tikis to attack Donkey and Diddy. These foes are also known to be peaceful a lot, despite them being foes.

In order for Donkey and Diddy to defeat Awk, they can either do a simple pounce or roll into these foes. They are one of the few enemies in the game that can be defeated by Diddy's Peanut Popgun, due to their incredible amount of weakness.

These foes also have a related enemy called Rawk. They are basically the same, but Rawks are red and have more aggression.


  • Surprisingly, they are found on the Golden Temple level, despite the fact that they are the weakest foes in the game.
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