Here's a closeup of Minuette. She's a great deal more intelligent and malevolent than her natural counterparts, but you can still see her bird features. She has a beak and feathers, although she has been forced to develop teeth and a tail. (It's possible. The genes for it are present in birds, just inactive.) Her formerly flightless little wings have been agonizingly twisted by magic to create the huge leathery membranes - and if you look closely, they now double as hands, due to the addition of two fingers and an opposable thumb.
She cannot speak, but she communicates her message clearly, don't you think?