Animals that helped the Prophets

Surad: a bird that hunts sparrows. This was the first bird that fasted for Allah. It is the bird responsible for directing Ibrahim alaihis salaam to the Ka’bah. When Ibrahim alaihis salaam arrived in Makkah, there was no trace of the Ka’bah.

Frogs: the animal that spurted water on the fire which the disbelievers made to burn Ibrahim alaihis salaam in an attempt to extinguish it.

Hud-hud (Hoopoe): the bird that used to direct Sulaiman alaihis salaam and his army to water to perform wudhu.

Shamaail Kubra, Pg 276-7