"So now Darktail has Needletail held prisoner. There's no way to get to her. There are too many rogues. Berryheart, we need to get away. Far away. The camp's going to pieces. It's not safe to be this close."
— Sparrowtail to Berryheart in Tigerheart's Shadow, manga

Sparrowtail is a large,[1] brown[2] tabby tom.[1]


In the Super Editions

Tigerheart's Shadow

While jorneying back to the Clans, Tigerheart comes across Berryheart and Rippletail. He is shocked at first, realizing that Berryheart is expecting, guessing Sparrowtail must be with them, and it's revealed when they say he's out hunting with Cloverfoot.
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In the Omen of the Stars arc

Night Whispers

Sparrowkit, Mistkit, and Dewkit are the kits of Kinkfur, a ShadowClan queen. When Ivypaw is in ShadowClan, he and his sisters come out of the nursery to play. Then he asks Ivypaw if she can fly, to which she tells him all ThunderClan cats could fly. Ivypaw then snarls in his face, scaring him and his siblings away. Later, Ivypaw attempts to apologize to the kits, and Sparrowkit tells her that she doesn't scare him, while his sisters hide by their mother.
As Flametail announces that a great battle will be coming after he receives a vision, Sparrowkit and his siblings are seen being swept close to their mother.
When Flametail walks to the nursery to tend to Mistkit, who lost her voice, Sparrowkit and Dewkit are playing moss-ball. Sparrowkit knocks Dewkit into Flametail in the process. When Mistkit takes her herbs, Sparrowkit asks if he has to have herbs, and Flametail warns him that if he got near her he would have to eat herbs as well. Sparrowkit is left mewing in disgust.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Sparrowtail does not formally appear in The Apprentice's Quest, but is listed in the allegiances.

Thunder and Shadow

When Twigpaw is taken hostage at ShadowClan camp, she zigzags between Sparrowtail and Mistcloud to escape. He lines up beside Scorchfur, Mistcloud and Rippletail with Lionpaw and Birchpaw joining him. Twigpaw leaves in the end.
Sparrowtail's mother, Kinkfur, dies due to yellowcough. He, Mistcloud and Ratscar gather pinecones and primrose and lay them around Kinkfur’s body. Sparrowtail and Mistcloud then grieve for their mother, leaning close and touching their noses to her pelt for the last time. Later on, Violetpaw notes that Sparrowtail and Mistcloud have barely hunted since their mother’s death. They blame Crowfrost for letting Twigpaw go, since they held her as a bargain so ThunderClan would retrieve the life-saving herb from WindClan. They think that if they successfully convinced ThunderClan to get the herb, they would have got it sooner and not lost Crowfrost to the sickness. Sparrowtail is later seen with Mistcloud, sitting on a flat rock with eyes half closed. Tigerheart, the new deputy, assigns Sparrowtail as part of the patrol to hunt near the lake.
Later on, Rowanstar names Sparrowtail as one of the cats to go to the Gathering. The ShadowClan leader repeats Sparrowtail's name, apparently unaware his name was called, as he hasn't moved to join the Gathering. Scorchfur refuses to go to the Gathering due to the Clans not helping them fight the sickness. Sparrowtail agrees with him, padding over to join the tom. ShadowClan is soon taken over by Darktail and his rogues, and Sparrowtail remains behind with most of the Clan instead of going with Rowanstar to ThunderClan.

Shattered Sky

When the Kin gather at a small Thunderpath that separates their territory from RiverClan's, Violetpaw looks around at all the cats, noting that almost all of the Kin were there, both the former ShadowClan cats and the rogues. She lists off the cats present in her mind, noting Sparrowtail among them, thinking the line of cats seemed endless.

River of Fire

Sparrowtail is part of Tigerheart's patrol back to ShadowClan, and he is seen by Violetshine, who gasps in shock that he, along with Berryheart, Cloverfoot, and Slatefur are alive. Upon speaking to Berryheart, the queen introduces Violetshine to hers and Sparrowtail's litter of kits.
Violetshine explains to the returning cats that ShadowClan doesn't have a leader, which prompts Sparrowtail to ask what she means, and demands to know what happened to Rowanstar.
He is present in cheering Tigerstar's new name, along with the rest of his Clanmates.

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Berryheart:[6] Living (As of River of Fire)


Needletail:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sunkit:[7] Living (As of River of Fire)


Hollowkit:[7] Living (As of River of Fire)
Spirekit:[7] Living (As of River of Fire)


Kinkfur:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Dewkit:[1] Deceased, residence unknown
Mistcloud:[1] Deceased, verified StarClan member


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    = Gender Unknown


Sparrowkit: "Come on, Dewkit!"
Dewkit: "What?"
Sparrowkit: "Race you to the dirtplace!"
Dewkit: "That's cheating, Sparrowkit!"
—Sparrowkit and Dewkit Night Whispers, page 241

Sparrowkit: "Hey, Thundercat! Can you fly?"
Ivypaw: "Fly?"
Sparrowkit: "The warriors said you flew down from the trees in the battle."
Ivypaw: "Oh yes. All ThunderClan cats can fly."
—Sparrowkit to Ivypaw Night Whispers, page 244

Sparrowkit: "Does she have to eat herbs?"
Flametail: "Don't go near her, or you'll have to eat herbs, too."
—Sparrowkit asking Flametail about Mistkit Night Whispers, page 276

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 241
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 337
  4. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 350
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page manga
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 35
  8. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 246