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This article is about the eagle villager. For the villager whose German name is the same as this villager's French name, see Peewee.
Japanese ギンカク Korean 은수리 Chinese 银阁
French Manfred Italian Beccodì Spanish Arni
German Horst Dutch Sterling Russian Стерлинг
Sterling, an Animal Crossing villager.
Species Personality Gender
Eagle Jock Male
Birthday December 11th Sagittarius
Phrase skraaaaw
Clothes Scale-Armor Suit[nb 1]
Prior to New Horizons
Cavalier Shirt (Blue)
New Horizons
Saying Discretion is the better part of valor.
Main Games
Other Games

Sterling is a jock, eagle villager from the Animal Crossing series. His first appearance was in Animal Crossing: City Folk, followed by Animal Crossing: New Leaf. His name comes from the "sterling silver," which is what his helmet is made out of. It can also be based on "starling," a type of bird. The name may also be a nod to the Sterling Renaissance Festival. His Japanese name is a reference to Ginkaku-ji, also known as the Silver Pavilion.



Sterling CF.png

Sterling wears a knight helmet. He is a blue eagle with a red, orange, and yellow beak, making him more resemble a toucan, rather than eagle. He also has an appearance similar to Knox, due to having a knight-like outfit. He is one of the few villagers to wear headgear.


Below is a brief description of the jock personality. For more information, click here.

As a jock villager, Sterling will have an interest in physical fitness and sports making him appear competitive when talking to other villagers and the player. He will, despite his competitiveness, appear friendly towards the player but he may offend other villagers, usually snooty or cranky villagers, when he criticizes their fitness and physical appearance, usually making them walk off angry or upset. He will find it difficult to talk to lazy villagers, who have an opposite choice of lifestyle - appearing relaxed and calm, with no interest in physical fitness and an interest in food.


In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Striking
Smallxmark.png Fancy
Furniture Genre Retro/Playful
Furniture Series Blue
Furniture Color Blue

In New Leaf[edit]

SterlingPicACNL.png Discretion is the better part of valor.
Siblings Eldest of five
Skill Doing chin-ups
Goal Police officer
Fear Bug
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Historical
Smallxmark.png Flashy
Color Blue
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk A little bit
Sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

SterlingPicACNH.png Discretion is the better part of valor.
Style Simple
Color Blue / Red


In City Folk, his house is Japanese-styled. In his house, he has a Samurai Suit and a Deer Scare. His stereo plays "King K.K." In New Leaf, his house has a medieval theme, which connects with his appearance. He has the Library Wall and the Palace Floor as his wallpaper and flooring, respectively. Some of the furniture includes a plant, two Rooks, and two sets of Plate Armor. His phonograph plays "Lucky K.K."

In New Leaf[edit]

House of Sterling NL Exterior.png
Nia blue upload.png
Wallpaper: SpringLeaf.png 
Floor: SpringLeaf.png 

In New Horizons[edit]

Card profiles[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#048 Sterling - Series 1
Type: Eagle
Star sign: Sagittarius
Birthday: December 11
Dice value: 6
Hand sign: Rock
048 Sterling amiibo card NA.png
047 Knox List of amiibo cards
#048 Sterling
049 Bonbon


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ギンカク
Possibly from 銀閣寺 (Ginkaku-ji), the silver counterpart of Knox's Japanese namesake. The temple is not actually silver, despite its name.

Korean 은수리
silver eagle

Simplified Chinese 银阁

Russian Стерлинг

Dutch Sterling -

German Horst -

European Spanish Arni -

European French Manfred -

Italian Beccodì -


  1. Formatted as Scale Armor Suit in City Folk