"They have fought hunger alongside us with the courage of lions and the loyalty of true warriors. Moonflower, Poppydawn, Heronwing, and Rabbitleap, your Clan welcomes you."
Doestar about Heronwing at his warrior ceremony in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 10

Heronwing is a dark brown tabby tom with yellow eyes.[2]


In the Novellas

Goosefeather's Curse

Moonkit, Poppykit, and Heronkit chase a moss ball across the clearing. All three of the kits crash into each other, but none are able to get the moss ball. As Goosekit heads back to the nursery, he has to swerve to avoid Poppykit and Heronkit, who are wrestling over a stick.
Heronkit plays hide-and-seek with Goosekit, Moonkit, and his littermates. When Goosekit looks for them, a dark brown tom tells him that Heronkit is hiding in the elders' den. Goosekit heads over to it, nearly tripping over Heronkit, who is crouching behind a thistle clump. He wriggles out of Goosekit's way, telling him to watch out.
After Goosekit's finishes finding all the kits, Heronkit narrows his eyes, saying Goosekit found them too quickly, accusing him of cheating. Goosekit defends himself, saying he heard Rabbitkit moving, but Heronkit and the others don't believe him. Heronkit turns his back to Goosekit, saying they should go play another game without him. When Swiftpaw goes missing, Rabbitkit, Moonkit, and Heronkit want to search for her. Heronkit says that it will be just like hide-and-seek. At Stormtail's warrior ceremony, it is mentioned there is a new apprentice to be made. Moonkit tries to see Heronkit, believing the new apprentice is him, and saying that he hadn't said anything to her about it. However, the new apprentice is revealed to be Goosepaw, not Heronkit.
He is later made an apprentice, becoming Heronpaw. When Goosepaw rushes into camp, Heronpaw asks if he was being chased by a fox. Poppypaw says it was probably a rabbit, as Goosepaw smelled of leaves. Moonpaw says rabbits could be dangerous, to which Rabbitpaw says that he was a rabbit that was always dangerous, bringing his forepaws down on Heronpaw. Heronpaw shrugs him away, telling Rabbitpaw to stop messing around.
Moons after the leaf-bare that ravaged ThunderClan, Moonflower, Poppydawn, Heronwing, and Rabbitleap are made warriors, and are thanked for fighting like lions during it.

Pinestar's Choice

Pineheart mentions to Doestar that Heronpaw had caught a pigeon all by himself while on patrol. The Clan leader is pleased to hear this, and comments that Heronpaw has always been fast, even since he was a kit.
Doestar later holds a ceremony to give Heronpaw his warrior name, Heronwing. The day after, following Doestar's death, Heronwing crouches with at the edge of the clearing with Moonflower, Poppydawn, and Rabbitleap, bowing his head in sorrow.

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Fallowsong:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Poppydawn:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rabbitleap:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Sweetbriar:[7] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)


Rosetail:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Thistleclaw:[8] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Whitestorm:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sorreltail:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rainwhisker:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Molepaw:[11] Status unknown


Honeyfern:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cinderheart:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Poppyfrost:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Lilyheart:[12] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Seedpaw:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Molewhisker:[13] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Fernsong:[14] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Larksong:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Cherryfall:[13] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Hollytuft:[14] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sorrelstripe:[14] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Leafshade:[15] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Honeyfur:[15] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Pinestar:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[16] Deceased, no residence
Nightkit:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Bramblestar:[17] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Hawkfrost:[18] Deceased, no residence
Tadpole:[19] Deceased, residence unknown
Tawnypelt:[17] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Mothwing:[18] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Tigerstar:[20] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flametail:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Alderheart:[21] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Juniperkit:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dawnpelt:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sparkpelt:[22] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dandelionkit:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sleekwhisker:[23] Living (As of River of Fire)
Juniperclaw:[23] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[23] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Lightleap:[24] Status unknown
Pouncekit:[24] Status unknown
Shadowkit:[24] Status unknown


Fallowsong ♀Sweetbriar ♀
Windflight ♂Poppydawn ♀Rabbitleap ♂Heronwing ♂Oakstar ♂
Rosetail ♀Thistleclaw ♂Sweetpaw ♀Nightkit ♀Tigerstar ♂Mistkit ♀
Whitestorm ♂
Ferncloud ♀Ashfur ♂Elderkit ♂Tulipkit ♂Rainwhisker ♂Sootfur ♂Sorreltail ♀
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    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


"He found us all too quickly. I bet he cheated!"
—Heronkit accusing Goosekit of cheating Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 2

Rabbitkit: "We totally could have helped! I'm nearly as big as the apprentices."
Heronkit: "It would be just like playing hide-and-seek!"
—Heronkit and Rabbitkit wishing they could help find Swiftpaw Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 2

Rabbitpaw: "This rabbit's always dangerous!"
Heronpaw: "Stop messing around!"
—Heronpaw when Rabbitpaw is joking around Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 5


Heronwing’s warrior ceremony
Doestar: They have fought hunger alongside us, with the courage of lions and the loyalty of true warriors. Poppydawn, Heronwing, and Rabbitleap, your Clan welcomes you.
Reference: Goosefeather's Curse, Chapter 10

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Vicky’s Facebook Page
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 5
  4. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 10
  5. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  6. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  7. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  9. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 247
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  18. 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  19. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 2
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  21. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 10
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 348
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
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