The hood bird that was made available for the 1978 Solar Gold Trans Ams became the standard offering in 1979. In addition to gold orange, blue, and silver were added. A larger than normal dark gray bird appeared on 1979 Tenth Anniversary Trans Ams. In 1980 the blue and silver birds carried over but the gold was turned to a darker shade and red replaced orange. In addition a new burgundy bird was available (made specially for burgundy cars) and a bronze bird (made specifically for bronze cars) were added.
Turbo Trans Ams received special hood in birds to wrap around the off center hood bulge. These birds have exceptionally large flames that flow up the turbo scoop. The Turbo Hood birds were also available in dark gold, red, blue, silver, burgundy and bronze for 1980. A special darker silver bird was used on the two-toned 1980 Pace Car Trans Ams.
In 1981 all birds changed styles to a two color design with hollow feathers. These birds were available in gold, blue, orange, red, and silver. A special black was installed on the 1981 Pace Car Trans Am as well. Note that the gold and orange birds were offered in lighter shades in the beginning of the year and darker shades midyear to show up better on lighter colored cars.