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"The birds. I used to feed them in the training ground back on Coruscant. Song sparrows. Crown finches. You should have seen them flitting around the Great Tree, so many colors, darting this way and that."
―Ky Narec's voice to Asajj Ventress — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

A song sparrow was a type of colorful bird endemic to the planet Coruscant. Ky Narec, a Jedi Knight, enjoyed feeding and watching song sparrows and crown finches fly around the Great Tree, located in the Jedi Temple training ground in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.[1] Around 23 BBY,[2] Narec's voice told Sith apprentice Asajj Ventress that when he was off-world, he missed feeding the birds that lived in the Jedi Temple. Song sparrows were regularly seen to flutter around the Temple's Great Tree.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Song sparrows were first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon by the audio drama Dooku: Jedi Lost, written by Cavan Scott[1] and published on April 30, 2019.[3] The spelling of song sparrows was confirmed by the audio drama's script release[4] on October 1 of the same year.[3] In the Star Wars Legends continuity, song sparrows were first mentioned in the short story "Tinian on Trial," written by Kathy Tyers and published in Star Wars Adventure Journal 4 by West End Games in November 1994.[5]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Dooku: Jedi Lost
  2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle! places the recruitment of Asajj Ventress as Dooku's assassin to twenty-three years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 23 BBY accoding to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Dooku: Jedi Lost shows that Ky Narec told her about song sparrows during one of her first mission in service of Dooku, hence, the event must have occurred around 23 BBY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 PenguinRandomHouse.jpg Dooku: Jedi Lost (Star Wars) on Penguin Random House's official website (backup link)
  4. Dooku: Jedi Lost script
  5. SWAJsmall.jpg "Tinian on Trial" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 4
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