Helibirds are a species of Jungle Buddies found in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. They are a group of birds that work like helicopters, carrying Donkey Kong to higher places. They appear frequently throughout the game, mostly in tree areas. Donkey Kong first meets Helibirds in their nest.
Helibirds are also noted for their ability to race. In Chopperbird Race, Donkey Kong, and some Helibirds have to race Chopperbird. In Helibird Dash, Donkey Kong has an air race with a group of Ninjapes, each of whom has its own Helibird of a unique color. A Helibird delivers Donkey Kong to his battle with the Cactus King and Ghastly King.
A bird that helps Donkey Kong by carrying him with its feet and flying up to higher areas. These beautiful birds feature big, decorated wings and unique coloring. A certain Strawberry Kingdom is home to a Helibird nest populated only by Helibirds.