Shield World 0459 bird

One of the birds flying in the interior of Shield World 0459.

This unidentified alien bird was a Phoenix/ Toucan-like bird, native to at least the interior of the shield installation Trove, prior to the world's destruction on February 25, 2531.[1]


The phoenix-like design of the bird is one of a number of allusions to Phoenixes within Halo Wars and its associated iconography. These references include the UNSC Spirit of Fire's logo and its ship class, the Phoenix-class colony ship. The references are a nod to Halo Wars' origins as an original IP codenamed Phoenix, prior to the project becoming Halo Wars.[2]

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  1. ^ Halo Wars, Timeline Events
  2. ^ Twitter, Jeff Easterling (@GrimBrotherOne): "Funny how they kinda look like a phoenix, huh? ;-)" (Retrieved on May 29, 2022) [archive]