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A hawk is a common type of bird.
Type Animal
CR Varies
Environment Any
Adjective birdlike, avian
Images of birds

A bird is the name given to the countless species of vertebrate animals, characterized by feathers, toothless beaks, and the laying of eggs.[1] They include a wide-ranging assortment of creatures, including dodos, parrots, ravens, thrushes, toucans, and birds of prey, like hawks, ospreys, and owls.[2]


Dodos are short, squat, flightless birds with long, round beaks that are sometimes found on the coastlines of Garund. They are occasionally used by seagoing spellcasters as familiars.[3]


Hawks are one of a number of common raptor species who make their home in the temperate climes of Avistan. They are commonly domesticated as pets and to assist in hunting.[4]


Eagles are several species of large and powerful raptors that typically inhabit high mountains, where they nest on cliffsides or in high trees.[5]

Herons, cranes, and egrets

Egrets, cranes, and herons are long-legged, coastal birds with long beaks.[6] Egrets are the sacred animals of the empyreal lord Winlas, while herons fulfill that role for Shei.[7] Enchanter herons are a species native to Azlant, who have gained bioluminescent throat sacs due to their long exposure to magic.[8]


A goblin pirate and his parrot.

Owls are quiet nocturnal flyers who hunt rodents. They are common familiars for spellcasters.[9]


Ravens are avian omnivorous scavengers who subsist on a diet of fruits, small animals, carrion, and insects.[10] They are frequently found in the company of spellcasters as familiars.[11]


A songbird as Shelyn's holy symbol.

Songbird is a broad term applying to many species of bird who have musical calls and vocalizations.[12] They are the favored animals of Shelyn, goddess of beauty, and appear frequently in her holy symbols as well as artworks depicting her or her faithful.[13]