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Hawks (鷹, 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. 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.