General information

Painted Plain






Small, grey, ground-dwelling

Chronological information
First appearance

Secrets of Deltora

Last appearance

Two Moons (mentioned)

The nodnap is a fleshy, grey, ground-dwelling bird found on the Painted Plain. They are often roasted and used as food.[1]

History Edit

Secrets of Deltora Edit

Doran described nodnaps under the Painted Plain category in his book Secrets of Deltora.[1]

Shadows of the Master Edit

Jewel of Broome calls Britta a 'nodnap' when they first meet. Seeing Britta's confusion at the term, Jewel explains to her what a nodnap is.[2]

Two Moons Edit

Jewel continues to call Britta 'nodnap' or 'little nodnap' on occasion.[3]

Anatomy Edit

The nodnap is a large ground-dwelling bird covered in grey feathers with two legs and a beak.[1]

Behaviour Edit

The nodnap prefers to run than fly, though they are still considerably slow and easily caught. They graze the Plain in flocks of up to a hundred.[1]

Trivia Edit

  • When roasted, nodnaps taste similar to turkey.[1]
  • The nodnap bears a resemblance to the kiwi, a New Zealand bird.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rodda, Emily. Secrets of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2008.
  2. Rodda, Emily. Shadows of the Master. Omnibus Books. 2015.
  3. Rodda, Emily. Two Moons. Omnibus Books. 2015.

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