Kai is a brave, high-spirited young falcon with an impulsive, daredevil streak that often gets him into trouble.
Tendai is a great warrior and a strong-willed, devoted father to Kai who is misguided by the fear of losing his son.
Sekhuru is the founder of Zambezia and is a mentor and father-figure for all Zambezians. He is calm under pressure, wise and intuitive.
Zoe is Sekhuru's adopted daughter and his natural successor. She has a strong sense of fairness and community but tends to take herself a little too seriously.
Cecil is a particularly ugly Marabou and has a chip on his shoulder about scavengers being excluded from Zambezia which he hides by 'putting on airs'.
Irreverent and incorrigibly thick-skinned, Ezee is unashamedly self-gratifying and prides himself on his ability to enjoy the perks of Zambezia while doing as little work as possible.
Simpering in posture, but not in character. Morton is Cecil's runty cousin. He is a bit of a softy and is prone to sentimentality which he has to suppress around Cecil.