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Hawks (鷹, Taka) are commonly used for communication between villages. Some of the hawks in the series are Takamaru and Tobimaru from Sunagakure, with the former being the village's fastest messenger hawk. Sasuke Uchiha also has his hawk, Garuda which he can summon for flight. However, how he acquired the contract to summon hawks is unknown.