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Rawk as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii.
Homeland Donkey Kong Island
Residence(s) Jungle world levels,
Ruins level Damp Dungeon,
Golden Temple
Origin of Species Bird
Family Awk
Powers/Abilities Walking back and forward slowly over the same platform,
Charging after noticing enemies,
Pecking enemies upon contact

Enemies Kong Family,
Donkey Kong,
Diddy Kong,
Animal Buddies
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns,
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
First Game Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)

Latest Game Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)

Rawks are flightless bird enemies found in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Initially, they move back and forward slowly, but after noticing the Kongs, they will start to run, trying to peck them upon contact.


Rawks first appear in the Jungle level King of Cling of the Donkey Kong Island, and later on, they are heavily featured in the Ruins level Damp Dungeon, and the level Golden Temple. Being variants of Awks, also bird enemies from the same games, Rawks are covered by red/orange feathers, instead of blue/green ones, and they are considered more aggressive counterparts. They usually can be found in group walking back and forward slowly, and patrolling over single platforms. However, as soon as Donkey and Diddy Kong approach the birds, and they are noticed by these enemies, Rawks will briefly stop, squawk, ruffle their feathers and resume their patrol by moving at fast speed. If they are able to touch the primates, Rawks will peck and harm the heroes. They can be defeated easily by the Kongs using single jump or roll attacks, or even throwing barrels at them. As opposed to Awks, single peanuts shot by Diddy's Peanut Popguns will not defeat Rawks upon contact, but the projectiles will stun them temporarily. Rawks can also be stunned for a few seconds by the ground-pound move being used next to them.