It's a Takkuri.
The Takkuri is an odd-looking bird with a massive sized head that charges at Link when he draws near. If the bird hits Link, it will steal Rupees, Bottles, and even Link's Sword. Whatever the Takkuri steals from Link, it becomes available at the Curiosity Shop for Link to purchase. Due to this, it is likely that the Takkuri is a lackey of either Sakon the Thief or the Man from Curiosity Shop. However, if Link plays the Song of Time, any items stolen by the Takkuri will have been recovered.
There is a lone Takkuri in Majora's Mask, located within Termina Field, near the entrance to Milk Road. It is one of the strongest enemies in the entire game, capable of withstanding quite a bit of damage. It takes 15 regular Arrows to defeat.
Using the Stone Mask is a good strategy as the bird will not be able to see Link. Link can use Fire Arrows to deal significant damage to the Takkuri to quickly defeat it. Upon being defeated, the Takkuri leaves a tremendous reward of 200 Rupees. The Takkuri is one of many ways Link can quickly farm Rupees to save in the Bank to get a Piece of Heart.
Oracle of Seasons
The Minish Cap
Takkuri are enemies found within The Minish Cap that are very similar to Crows. The primary difference between the two is that Takkuri have a red body color instead of blue. Unlike Crows, Takkuri actually steal Rupees from Link when they attack and later on in the quest, a Takkuri can even steal the Graveyard Key from Link while in the Royal Valley.
|Crow & Takkuri|
|Appears in various areas. The black one is Crow. If you touch Takkuri, he will steal Rupees from you, so be careful!|
Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks
In Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, there are enemy Crows that perch on top of trees. Despite being referred to as Crows, these enemies have similar characteristics as Takkuri as they steal Rupees from Link.
Game Model from Majora's Mask
Takkuri Sprite from Oracle of Seasons
Takkuri Sprite from The Minish Cap
- "Takkuri is a breed of slow-flying vultures famous for their ability to pick the pockets of careless travelers." — (The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia).