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Garuda Anime

A hawk being summoned.

Hawks (, Taka) are commonly used for communication between villages. Some hawks include Takamaru and Tobimaru from Sunagakure, with the former being the village's fastest messenger hawk.[1][2] Sasuke Uchiha also has a hawk named Garuda as a personal summon for flight. However, how he acquired the contract to summon hawks is unknown.[3]


  1. Naruto chapter 250, pages 14-15
  2. Naruto chapter 488, page 5
  3. Naruto chapter 477, page 9
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