Jabberjay

Title

Jabberjay

Subject

Flora and Fawna

Description

The Jabberjay is type of bird mutation created by the Capital of Panem.

In the time of the Dark Days, jabberjays were used as a weapon to spy on enemies of the Capital. They were known to have the ability to memorize entire human conversations and were meant to return to the Capital with the information they had overheard from the enemies. Later, they became useless when the enemies learned of the Jabberjays' purpose and began feeding the birds false information.

The capital created only male Jabberjays, but when left in the wild to die off, the birds mated with Mockingbirds, creating a species known as the Mocking Jay.

Jabberjays were recreated for the use of the 75th Hunger Games. They tortured Katniss and Finnick by mimicking the voices of their loved ones screams. It is believed that these screams were not actual recordings of the voices, but rather digitally warped sounds created from recordings of the loved ones voices from interviews of past Hunger Games.

Creator

Capital Scientists

Source

The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

Date

First created during "The Dark Days", which was a wartime when a rebellion began to rise against the Capital.

They eventually died off, but then were recreated by the Capital's scientists for use in the 75th Annual Hunger Games.

Contributor

Brittany Vlaminck

Relation

Illustrations of Jabberjay. Digital image. The Hunger Games Wiki: Jabberjay. Wikia, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/Jabberjay#cite_note-0>.

Language

English

Type

Novel

Files

Jabberjay Art (2).jpg
Jabberjay Art (3).jpg

Citation

Capital Scientists, “Jabberjay,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed May 20, 2024, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/113.