The Echidna is a monotreme oracle that claimed to know the future and directed the band to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. He is a character that appeared exclusively in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. He is shown to have colored the ends of his spines blue, and he carries a curved stick featuring teeth or bones from unknown animals, as his staff.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
"Remember, when your wings are weak, your spirits done & you've flown as far as you can, you're halfway there!'"
—The Echidna calling out to Soren & the band as they are flying away
When the band chased a murder of crows carrying Mrs. Plithiver, they eventually were revealed to be leading them to the Echidna. However, to the band at the time, they were nothing more than a group of barbaric birds. There the Echidna revealed to the band that it was foretold that they would journey to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. When they returned from the attack on St. Aggie's, he called out to them, "I foretold you so!"