Team Avatar once encountered a group of sparrowkeets while in a pet shop within the Earth Kingdomcapital of Ba Sing Se. These birds got into a scuffle with Momo, who quickly commandeered their food bowl and ate its contents. The owner of the shop was forced to evict Team Avatar after Momo began to harass these sparrowkeets, who began circling Momo's head, squawking loudly.
The sparrowkeet is a dove-sized bird. The feathers on all but the head of the bird are lime-green colored, suitable for the forest. Its head is yellow, except for the white area around the eyes, and the orange spots on its cheeks. It also has a light orange band around its neck. It has a peach colored parakeet-like beak, suited for seed-cracking.