Beacons heal friendly mobs
A beacon with the secondary effect of Regeneration will heal all tamed, friendly, and neutral mobs in the area around it.
Beekeepers are villagers that trade beekeeping items. Their job site is the beehive.
Villages have the chance to spawn with dedicated beekeeper houses.
Cave Spiders drop cobwebs
A cave spider has a chance to drop a cobweb when killed.
Chickens drop feathers
Sometimes chickens drop a feather instead of laying an egg. After dropping a feather, the amount of time until another egg or feather drops is reduced by half.
Coral Squid hang out around coral in warm ocean biomes. They come in 5 different colors and have a chance to drop the corresponding coral color when killed - but you would never dream of killing such a cute little squidlet, right?
Endermite Powder has a chance of being dropped from Endermites when killed by a player. Right-click while holding it in the End to help locate an End City.
Husks can now spawn underground in their biomes and also have a chance to drop sand when killed.
Lumberjacks are villagers that trade wooden items. Their job site is the Woodcutter.
Villages have the chance to spawn with dedicated lumberjack houses.
The Moobloom is a flower-covered variant of the mooshroom. They spawn in Flower Forest biomes and come in a number of colors and flower varieties. As they wander, they have a chance of planting a flower of the type they are covered with.
Bees will try and pollinate nearby mooblooms, causing an additional flower to appear on the moobloom’s head. Once pollinated, you may milk a moobloom using a bowl to obtain a suspicious stew of the type of flower that the moobloom is covered with.
Parrots stay on shoulder
Parrots now stay on the player’s shoulder when jumping or falling. To remove a parrot, just crouch.
Prevents nitwits from spawning as new villagers. It also converts any nitwits to unemployed villagers in nearby areas.
Sheared Sheep show their color
When a sheep is dyed and then sheared, the wool patches that are seen on the sheep show the actual wool color. By default all sheared sheep appear white, regardless of their actual color.
This feature has been ported from Bedrock Edition.
Snow Golem derp faces
This is part of the Variant Mob Textures feature. Snow Golems can spawn with different “derp” faces, visible when you shear the pumpkin from their head.
Strays can now spawn underground in their biomes and also have a chance to drop blue ice when killed.
Tamed animals no damage
Tamed animals no longer take direct damage from players. They still can suffer secondary effects, such as potion effects from a tipped arrow.
If you are in Creative Mode, this feature is bypassed.
Villagers follow emerald blocks
Villagers are attracted when the player holds a block of emeralds.
If Quark is present, this feature is disabled by default.
Wandering Trader Improvements
Wandering traders sell maps to structures and biomes.
A configuration option is available to make Wandering Traders spawn more frequently.
Witches drop luck
A witch has a slight chance to drop a Potion of Luck when killed by a player.