Meeps are “a race of green, egg-shaped, horrendously bad singers with sorely misplaced operatic intentions. They think they are the great singers in the world. They are wrong.”
The birds are not part of the original games. They’re an original creation called the “Canavorta Blue,” Cape Canavorta being known for its numerous fjords. Notice the beautiful plumage…
It’s not pining, it’s PASSED ON!
The fact that you recognized the reference makes me happy. 🙂