Nico is a yellow canary, and the butt buddy of Pedro. He befriends Blu and Jewel and serves as one of three tritagonists in Rioand Rio 2, the other two being Rafael and Nico. He and Pedro share a samba club together in the marketplace of Rio de Janeiro. He is voiced by Jamie Foxx.
Pedro and Nico meet and befriend Blu when he first arrives in Rio de Janeiro. They give Blu advice on how to attract Brazilian ladies. Pedro then tries fruitlessly to bust Blu out of his "robust" cage, without success.
Pedro, Nico, and Blu meet again in a marketplace where Rafael takes Blu and Jewel to see Luiz, where they inform the trio that Luiz has gone back to the garage. As they meet in the marketplace, Pedro teases Blu about Jewel, believing that his and Nico's advice worked. Pedro and Nico then led Blu and Jewel to the Samba Club. Once inside, Pedro and Nico begin to sing "Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)." After the song, the birds are attacked by the marmosets, who were hired by Nigel. After Pedro kicks off the fight by yelling, "BIRDS VS. MONKEYS!" he and Nico use grapes to hit the marmosets, eventually allowing themselves, Blu, Jewel, and Rafael to escape onto a trolley (actually, Kipo gives them a lift there, but Pedro, Nico, and Rafael follow them eventually), where they set off to Luiz's garage.
On the way, Rafael decides to "set the mood" for Blu to confess his love to Jewel. Pedro tries to set the mood with a rap called "Drop It Low," but Nico, being the emotional singer, stops Pedro, and proceeds to sing a mood-setting song entitled "Fly Love" while Pedro plays the trolley's cable strings as a guitar. Throughout the song, Blu blows up the moment by saying all the wrong things, which leads him to be choked by a flower petal. Noticing this, Pedro stops Nico from singing.
The group meets with Luiz, who turns out to be a bulldog. Luiz tries to break the chain by using a table saw. Everything goes wrong, but in the end, Blu and Jewel are freed from their chains, all thanks to Luiz's drool, which lubricates the chains. After Blu and Jewel have an argument because Rafael tells them to be completely honest with each other, culminating in Blu saying that he hates samba, Nico cries and Pedro says, "That's a little too far." Nico hardly believes that Blu said it out loud. While crying, he tells Pedro, "Make the mean bird take it back!" After Blu and Jewel part ways, Rafael gives orders to Pedro and Nico to go after Jewel while he himself follows Blu.
Nico and Pedro follow Jewel and witness her capture by Nigel. They later report back to Blu and Rafael to state what had happened. Later, the group goes to Carnival to look for Jewel and. Luckily, they find her in a "weird chicken float." Nigel manages to capture all of them.
Later, while in the smugglers' plane's cargo hold, Blu manages to escape from his cage. He then frees Jewel, who helps him free the remaining birds. Blu then opens the plane's hatch, which leads to the escape of all the birds who have been captured by the smugglers. At that point, Pedro shouts "FREEDOM!" as all the birds fly away.
Later, during the "Real in Rio" song, Pedro is shown celebrating in the Blu Bird Sanctuary, created by Linda and Tulio.
Rio 2 Edit
Nico and Pedro are on the hunt for new musical artists. Carnival is just around the corner, and the birds need a new group of musicians to put on the biggest show on Earth. When Pedro hears Blu is headed to the Amazon; he, Nico and Luiz warn him of the myriad dangers that could lie ahead in the wild, they have their doubts about Blu being up to the rigors of the expedition.
Then Nico and Pedro decide to join the trip to scout new talent for the upcoming Carnival. Their adventure becomes a South American Idol of sorts as these city birds audition a bevy of unique new animals (some with talent, some without), all who exhibit a wild jungle flair.
Pedro is an ideal judge of musical talent. "He has this quirky, cool, and unique eye for superstars. We have a lot in common when it comes to that," will.i.am. says with a smile.
Pedro is first seen with Nico, singing during the new year's celebrations. At the beginning of "What Is Love," Pedro rapped "This is a crazy party...". They next appear with Rafael, judging Eva's Carnival audition. When Rafael says she hit every note, Pedro adds "Along with a buncha notes I never heard of...". Blu then arrives with the news that he and his family are going to the Amazon. Pedro and the others tell him of the dangers to be found there, with Pedro talking of "mosquitoes that suck your blood like slurpies". Afterwards, he voices his belief that Blu will die out there. Nico and Pedro later decide to join them, seeking to find new talent in the jungle.
After discovering the blue macaw tribe in the jungle, Pedro and Nico cry upon seeing Eduardo hug Blu. Following their taking part in "Beautiful Creatures", they intend to bring some of the tribe back to Rio for the Carnival show. Those plans are curtailed when Eduardo tells him that none of the tribe are allowed to leave the jungle. He also takes Nico's bottlecap hat, telling him that no human items are allowed. Pedro later helps Nico find a replacement, bemoaning their misfortune at the same time.
The next morning, Carla wakes Pedro, Nico, and Rafael up, having organized some Carnival auditions from the jungle's inhabitants. After several lacklustre performances, a disguised Nigel accidentally arrives. He goes along with the idea of an audition, performing a song that impresses them.
Later on, they hear Blu's worries about Jewel, and Pedro advises him to "bird up" and "emancipate" himself. He acts repulsed when Blu asks if he should eat a bug.
During the battle against the loggers, Pedro, along with Nico, Rafael and Carla, drop a pair of turtles onto the loggers' heads. They then witness Nigel and Gabi's "death", applauding at what they think is a marvelous performance. Pedro later sings "Batucada Familia", alongside Nico and Carla.
Rio: Snakes Alive! Edit
Nico, Pedro, and Rafael make a short appearance during the Rio: Snakes Alive! novel when Blu and Jewel decide to leave their kids in their care while they travel to the Pedra de Gavea. Nico and Pedro reassure the disappointed kids as Pedro tells them that they "are the party." Nico, Pedro, and Rafael then attempt to teach the kids to dance, which they are uninterested in. In order to sneak off, Carla tells Pedro that they can have more fun (which he believes is impossible, claiming there's nothing funner than "busting a groove") by playing hide-and-seek. Pedro agrees, claiming "What could go wrong?" Nico, Pedro, and Rafael then spend the rest of the novel attempting to uselessly find the already-gone kids.
Pedro is a male yellow canary, with yellow feather. In his horse form, he wears a yellow feather headdress on his head and yellow horse saddle on his back. When he transformed into a horse, he grew two horse ears on his head.
Like Nico, Pedro is a handsome, nice, outgoing type of bird. He's very brotherly when it comes to his best friend Nico. A master when it comes to music, he loves to party and likes to samba. He can be a bit dim at times, when Blu told Nigel he had "three of the toughest, meanest, craziest birds in all of Rio" right behind him, Pedro (unaware Blu meant him, Nico and Rafael) thought he was talking about some other birds. Nevertheless, he's a bird with plenty of spunk, and an awesome sense of adventure.
Nico and Pedro are the best of friends and they are always looking out for each other. They also share a hobby of singing and dancing to samba music. In one scene they were fighting the marmosets together, which shows that they do look out for each other. The two share a close friendship with each other and are never seen apart during the movie. They also share a Samba Club together.
Nico has a lot of respect for Blu after they first met on the top of Blu's portable cage. Pedro was a bit surprised when Blu said he hated Samba, but he quickly forgot that and helped him rescue Jewel.
Nothing special is seen between ico and Jewel, other than Pedro agreeing with Nico about Jewel's appealing figure. They seem to get along well.
Nico was friends with Luiz before he ever met Blu or Jewel, so in the case given, he never really disliked Luiz. But when Luiz did a prank attack by jumping out and chasing the birds, they flew away like they had never met him.
Nico, Pedro, and Rafael have always been great friends, Rafael refers to Nico and Pedro as "family." It seems like Pedro knows Rafael from the old days, since they have nicknames for each other such as Rafi to Rafael (As seen in the samba club).
Bia, Carla, and Tiago Edit
Although his interactions with Bia and Tiago aren't shown very often, the kids have a close relationship with him and Nico (Rafael as well), calling them all uncles in the Rio: Snakes Alive! novel. Out of the three, Carla seems to hold Pedro (and Nico) in highest regard, changing her mind about not going to the Amazon when she learns he and Nico are going. She also assists them in scouting for talent once they get there.