2019-03-12 15.00.04
A male confuciusornis resting on a branch
Basic Information
Real Creature Real Creature

Confuciusornis sanctus

Nature Nature


Health Points Health Points

Adult: 12 (12hearts)

Infant: 4 (4hearts)

Attack Damage Attack Damage

1 (1hearts)

Hunger Points Hunger Points

25 25hunger


Grid Raw Bird Meat1 Raw Meat

Grid Confuciusornis Skull Skull

Grid Leg Bone Leg bone

Grid Arm Bone Arm bone

Grid Theropod Foot Foot

Grid Ribcage (Bone) Ribcage

Grid Vertebrae Vertebrae

Grid Claw Claw

Modeled By tyranno66, Raptorfarian
First appearances


8.0.4 UPDATE

Note: Make completely sure that you have a secure enclosure with no gaps for this mob. It will almost certainly fly away otherwise.

Confuciusornis ('Kon-foo-see-us-orn-iss', meaning "Confucius Bird") is a very small piscivorous prehistoric bird from the Cretaceous that was added in 7.2 Build, the "'Ancient Kings' Update". It is one of only three current prehistoric mobs capable of flight, the other being the Meganeura and Pteranodon, and they are also one of the smallest mobs in the game, with only the Compsognathus being smaller. They are about 0.3 blocks tall, and females are slightly larger than males. Newborns are 0.1 blocks tall, have the same model as an adult, and are fully grown in 4 minecraft days. They can be given essence of chicken to grow faster at the cost of hunger.

Confuciusornis, like almost all other mobs, has a mood that can drop or be raised through various means. Having a low mood means it may attack or avoid you, having a high mood will make it passive. Right-click it with a DinoPedia to see what its mood is at.

A fossil version of the Confuciusornis can be created by right-clicking a bio-fossil on the ground, which will create a random skeleton of a prehistoric creature with a small chance of it being a Confuciusornis

Like almost all other mobs in the mod, they do not spawn naturally in the world and must be created by the player through the culture vat. As they are non-dinosaurian birds, they hatch from thrown eggs much like vanilla chickens do.


Confuciusornis is a tiny avian creature that is prey to many carnivores, and can fly upon reaching adulthood in 4 ingame days. They are somewhat slow when walking on land, but are very fast fliers, though not quite as fast as the Pteranodon, making it a good idea to completely close them in an aviary so they cannot escape. It is very difficult to catch an escaped Confuciusornis, unless you are able to command it to stay. They fly the best when given large open spaces to navigate, as opposed to small closed off areas, and will mostly fly into walls if so. When falling from a long drop or coming back down to the ground, they will slowly glide down to the ground to stop fall damage, like chickens. They are classified as 'timid' in the Dinopedia, but they are neutral creatures that will fight back when attacked by any creature. This, combined with the fact that they are flock animals, can lead to groups of Confuciusornis' dying as they refuse to run even when being attacked by a large carnivore.

They are prey to just about every single carnivore in the mod, from the Tyrannosaurus to the Velociraptor.

Confuciusornis will interact with scratching posts, tethered logs, and will chase toy balls, bringing up their mood significantly. They are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day and will sleep at night.

They breed like chickens, laying eggs with a 1/8 spawning rate when thrown (a cultivated egg from the culture vat would have a 100% chance of spawning).


Confuciusornis are tameable animals. To tame them, the player need to stay within 6 blocks of the egg when it is thrown. If this opportunity is missed, the player must either hand-feed it until tamed, or use the whip. It is advised not to do this while on a low mood, as it may become hostile. After being tamed, they are ordered with a stick. They are not rideable.


Confuciusornis, while described as being piscivores, are treated as being herbivorous. They may be fed fruits and seeds, along with bread.


Confuciusornis Idle 1
Confuciusornis living1
Confuciusornis Hurt 1
Confuciusornis hurt1
Confuciusornis Idle 2
Confuciusornis living2
Confuciusornis Hurt 2
Confuciusornis hurt2
Confuciusornis Idle 3
Confuciusornis living3
Confuciusornis Death 1
Confuciusornis death1
Confuciusornis Idle 4
Confuciusornis living4
Confuciusornis Death 2
Confuciusornis death2
Confuciusornis Idle 5
Confuciusornis living5



Defense PointsFire BallAllosaurusDefense PointsAnkylosaurusDefense PointsBrachiosaurusDefense PointsCeratosaurus
CitipatiCompsognathusDeinonychusDilophosaurusDefense PointsDiplodocusDryosaurusGallimimusOrnitholestesPachycephalosaurusDefense PointsParasaurolophusDefense PointsFire BallSpinosaurusDefense PointsStegosaurusDefense PointsTherizinosaurusDefense PointsTriceratopsDefense PointsFire BallTyrannosaurusVelociraptor

Aquatic Creatures

Alligator GarCoelacanthCrassigyrinusDiplocaulusHenodusIchthyosaurus
Defense PointsLiopleurodonDefense PointsFire BallMegalodonMegalograptusDefense PointsFire BallMosasaurusNautilus




Defense PointsElasmotheriumDefense PointsMammothDefense PointsMegalocerosPlatybelodonSmilodonQuagga



Land Reptiles and Proto-mammals

Fire BallMegalaniaDefense PointsFire BallSarcosuchusEdaphosaurus






Fire BallAnuAnubiteDead BonesDefense PointsFire BallEaster Egg MobFailuresaurus
Sentry PigmanTar Slime


Archaeologist VillagerFossil ModelPaleontologist VillagerTamed Zombie Pigman

Carnivores appear in red. Herbivores appear in green. Omnivores appear in light blue. Piscivores appear in dark blue. Enemies/misc appear in brown. Defense Points means the creature can break blocks. Fire Ball means the creature is an apex predator/boss.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Confuciusornis

  • Nest system

    12 messages
  • Does the confuciusornis eat from a feeder?

    8 messages
    • The article does not tell you that they eat from feeders. Also piscivores can eat from feeders, it just acts as a meat eating creature.
    • In the comments in the article theres an comment asking the same thing. You could be a little bit smarter and search for the answers carefully
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.