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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.

EagleSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Sterling pbr07
Sterling NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Eagle Emotion Pride NH Icon cropped.png Jock Male
Birthday December 11th Sagittarius
Quote "Discretion is the better part of valor."
Catchphrase "skraaaaw"
Clothing Scale-Armor Suit[nb 1]
Cavalier Shirt (Blue)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ギンカク
Korean 은수리
Italian Beccodì
German Horst

Simplified Chinese 银阁
French Manfred
Spanish Arni
Dutch Sterling

Traditional Chinese 銀閣
Quebec French Manfred
Latin American Spanish Arni
Russian Стерлинг

Phrase in other languages

Japanese やあッ
Korean 호옷
Italian chicchirò
German krahkrah

Simplified Chinese 呀啊
French kaputt
Spanish mancuernas
Dutch havik

Traditional Chinese 呀啊
Quebec French kaputt
Latin American Spanish escróóó
Russian клекот

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.

In New Horizons, Sterling has the fitness hobby and will be more frequently seen participating in exercises by stretching or lifting heavy weights.



Sterling in City Folk.

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.

Villager information[edit]

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]

Sterling's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Discretion is the better part of valor.
Siblings Eldest of five
Skill Doing chin-ups
Goal Police officer
Fear Bug Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Historical
Smallxmark.png Flashy
Color Blue
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk A little bit
Sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Discretion is the better part of valor.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 11 Sagittarius Jock (B) skraaaaw
Default Clothing Cavalier Shirt (Blue)
Favorite Styles Simple and Elegant
Favorite Colors
Hobby Fitness
Carried Bag Classy
Book Exercise
Food Sandwich
Drink Smoothie or coffee cup
Popsicle Chocolate


In City Folk[edit]

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Nia blue upload.png
Sword HHD Icon.png Sword Tea Tansu HHD Icon.png Tea Tansu
Plum Bonsai HHD Icon.png Plum Bonsai Tall Lantern HHD Icon.png Tall Lantern
Paper Lantern HHD Icon.png Paper Lantern Screen HHD Icon.png Screen
Deer Scare HHD Icon.png Deer Scare Samurai Suit HHD Icon.png Samurai Suit
Stair Dresser HHD Icon.png Stair Dresser
Wallpaper: Modern Screen HHD Icon.png Modern Screen
Floor: FallLeaf.png Planked Tatami
Music: King K.K. [nb 3]

In New Leaf[edit]

House of Sterling NL Exterior.png
House of Sterling NL.png
Harpsichord HHD Icon.png Harpsichord Gorgeous Sofa HHD Icon.png Gorgeous Sofa
Gorgeous Table HHD Icon.png Gorgeous Table Snake Plant HHD Icon.png Snake Plant
Rook HHD Icon.png Rook Rook HHD Icon.png Rook
Plate Armor HHD Icon.png Plate Armor Plate Armor HHD Icon.png Plate Armor
Phonograph HHD Icon.png Phonograph Sconce HHD Icon.png Sconce
Wallpaper: Library Wall HHD Icon.png Library Wall
Floor: FallLeaf.png Palace Tile
Music: K.K. Country

In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, if Sterling is the one of the starter villagers, his house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Series.

Card profiles[edit]

amiibo card[edit]

amiibo card
#048 Sterling - Series 1
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 -

See also[edit]


  1. Prior to New Horizons, formatted as Scale Armor Suit in City Folk
  2. New Horizons
  3. Does not contain a stereo initially