from Charles M. Schulz
all time classic Peanuts comic strip
Woodstock is a small yellow bird of unknown gender
Though Woodstock is feathery, he or she is decidedly not featherbrained
, oftentimes displaying uncommon common sense
above and beyond that of your average bird. (Although, Woodstock has been known for his or her clumsiness and physical 'sight gag
'-style comedic gaffes.) Charles M. Schulz
uses Woodstock as Snoopy
's main non-human friend, and as Snoopy's sounding board.
Woodstock does not 'speak' in identifiable language, speaking an obscure dialect of some sort of 'bird-ese'
, represented in the illustrated comic strips by groupings of vertical hatchmarks of varying amounts, depending on the complexity of the dialog.
Woodstock also has a gaggle of compatriots that tag along for sports, games, hiking trips, and other group activities.
Woodstock frequently suffers from 'beak-bleeds' at high altitudes, and therefore prefers walking to flying. (Historical data suggests that Woodstock does not fly at all, or only has very limited flight.)
Woodstock lives in a nest in a tree near Snoopy's dog house, or when suffering from frequent beak-bleeds, in Snoopy's red food and water dish. (Much to Snoopy's consternation.)