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A Leafwing in Kong: Skull Island
Alternate names Pterodactylus
Species Icarus Folium
Wingspan 3-5 feet
Controlled by King Ghidorah
Relations Psychovulture (subspecies of)
Allies Other Leafwings
Enemies Humans
Portrayed by CGI
First appearance Latest appearance
Kong: Skull Island Godzilla: King of the Monsters
That is one ugly-ass bird.

Preston Packard (Kong: Skull Island)

The Leafwing is a species of avian reptile monster that first appeared in the Legendary Pictures films Kong: Skull Island, and reappears in the film's tie-in comic Skull Island: The Birth of Kong. The creatures are also featured very briefly in the third entry of the MonsterVerse, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.[1]


Leafwings are bat-like creatures with massive spiked proboscises on their foreheads. Their wings are green and they resemble green leaves.



Kong: Skull Island

The Monarch expedition to Skull Island encountered Leafwings on three occasions. While Preston Packard and several soldiers were looking for Chapman, they spotted a tree with dozens of Leafwings perched on its branches. Packard took aim at one of the creatures with the scope on his M14 rifle, shooting it in the head and scaring away the others.

James Conrad's group was beset by several Leafwings while traveling by river on the Grey Fox. Conrad and Slivko were unable to get a clean shot at the birds as they carried off Nieves, and the group could only watch as he was dismembered and devoured in mid-air.

Leafwings disturbed by the battle between a Skullcrawler and the remaining members of the expedition attacked the latter, killing several soldiers. Conrad sliced several of them in half with Hank Marlow's katana while rescuing Slivko.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Several Leafwings flew around Godzilla moments after he killed King Ghidorah in Boston, having emerged from the Hollow Earth after Ghidorah's cries awakened all of the Titans around the world.[1]



The Leafwings are capable of flight.

Thermal Vision

Leafwings have thermal sight.

Spike anesthetic

The Leafwings have spikes on their proboscis that contain an anesthetic agent.


Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization

The Leafwings' role in the novelization is the same as in the film, although they are specified to have originated from Skull Island and escaped Monarch Outpost 33.


Skull Island: The Birth of Kong

The People Who Came from the Sky

After their V-22 Osprey was shot down over Skull Island by Psychovultures, a team of Monarch operatives witnessed a flock of Leafwings fly overhead.


  • Although the Leafwing is described as being a subspecies of the Psychovulture, the creatures' species names indicate that they belong to different genera entirely, with the Leafwing's genus being named as Icarus while the Psychovulture's genus is Vultra.

See also


This is a list of references for Leafwing. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]


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9 months ago
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Quite fascinating that these critters were in KotM (the novel at least).


7 months ago
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They're in the movie too, actually. I watched an HD clip of the end, and I actually saw them.


20 months ago
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The trivia says that leaving and psychovultures are different species

The King of the Monsters

19 months ago
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No, it's simply noting the fact that their taxonomical names would indicate that they belong to different genera, even though they are said to be the same species.


27 months ago
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Some say the properties of the Leafwings also slow down the natural aging process in human beings.


36 months ago
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There must be multiple kinds of leaf wings cause the ones in the film look completely different from the ones in the Comic.


34 months ago
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They look the same to me.


37 months ago
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Leafwing's species is Prehistoric flying reptiles and also Psychovulture's same species as Leafwing's


37 months ago
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leafwing's are the subspecies of the Psychovulture


37 months ago
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yay no history sections.


37 months ago
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Why would they need anesthetic's in their spiked proboscis.

Astounding Beyond Belief

37 months ago
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So their prey puts up less of a fight after the first time they stab 'em.
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