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KiDesru

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Neabird
« on: March 03, 2020, 02:30:16 AM »


If Exonia has a platypus, the neabird would be it, sharing properties of amphibians, reptiles and birds. Found in remote swamps and marshes, the neabird make their nests in rotted logs and trees in the spring, laying ten to twelve eggs. Upon hatching, the hatchlings immediately immerse themselves into the water, living their first few months underwater. At the end of summer, the nearbird emerges on land, growing its feathers, and by midautumn, they have learned how to fly.

An adult neabird (males and females are approximately the same size) is approximately fifty centimeters in length from beak to tail, and weighing approximately six hundred grams. Rather than true wings, the neabird has  wing bearing arms, and has wing-like appendages on its legs as wells. Although it is mostly covered by feathers, underneath a neabird's feathers are scales left over from its amphibian stage. It's head, though it dons a feathered plumage, looks more reptialian than avian. Both males and females have plumage that are mixture of black, white and gray, though the head crest of the male is red, whereas the female has a gray head crest. The amphibious hatchling is covered by grayish-green scales.

Neabirds are omnivores, usually eating insects, frogs, snakes and other small creatures, but also eating recently killed creatures. Naebirds are capable of short flight, but usually move about by running, jumping and gliding. Neabirds are communal creatures, living and foraging in large groups (called a slaughter) consisting of anywhere between twenty to a hundred individuals or more. Neabirds are very social, and watch over their collective young, even in their amphibian state. Neabirds are thought to be able to produce more than a hundred distinct sounds, from clicks to clacks, from whistles to hisses, and any number of combinations, that communicate different messages to other members of the slaughter. Neabirds are very intelligent animals, and have even been observed using very simple tools, like rocks to crack open fresh water mollusks, or twigs to dig out insects.

If threatened, the slaughter of neabirds will flee or, if necessary, attack. Amphibious neabird hatchlings have a poisonous bite that usually causes localized swelling around the puncture wounds on larger animals. Adult neabirds have this same poison, but it exists as a poisonous spray, causing blinding and burning on its victims.
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Re: Neabird
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2020, 09:25:39 AM »
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