The Royal Messenger of the Paradise of Birds is named Ephel. Among his other duties, he serves as a guide for the rare visitors who are allowed to enter the Paradise.
Ephel is slightly smaller than a common pigeon. His plumage is orange and white, and the feathers of his crest and wings are tipped with a bright blue. He is less formal and dignified than are some other denizens of the Paradise; his manner is bright, merry, even roguish. (Policeman Bluejay)