|Manga||Volume #28, Naruto Chapter #250|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #7|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
Takamaru (タカ丸, Takamaru) is a messenger hawk for Sunagakure.
Takamaru looks like a normal hawk with brown plumage and brown eyes. The inside of his wings is beige, and both his beak and his legs are a dull yellow. He is seen wearing a grey message bag on his back held by a strap around his neck.
Kazekage Rescue Mission
Main article: Kazekage Rescue Mission He's first seen when carrying a message to Konohagakure, saying that Gaara had been kidnapped by Akatsuki. He was last seen flying around Konohagakure after Team 7 had returned after rescuing Gaara.
- "Taka" (鷹), means "hawk", while "-maru" (丸) is a common suffix for male names meaning "perfection" or "full circle".
- The fourth databook connects Takamaru and Tobimaru as father and son. However, Takamaru's given age in the third databook is three years, while Tobimaru was said to be five in the fourth databook.