Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Llamhigyn y awyr
Birthday: Friday, May 6, 2016
Owner: Taliesen

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Llamhigyn y awyr hatchlings are born in tiny caches of water trapped high in the canopy, and grow remarkably quickly. Unlike their competitive cousins below, they hunt cooperatively while still hatchlings, with the brightly colored males drawing down inquisitive birds and other would-be predators for the hidden females to ambush. As they grow, they begin to migrate away from each other, though they never lose contact entirely. Their wings develop first, enabling more mobile hunting methods, and the half-tadpoles clumsily glide from one pocket of water to another arboreal puddle, giving off high-pitched piping noises to coordinate with each other. Their arms come in next, and hatchlings at this stage begin to grip and climb ever higher, though they remain on the same large tree until full grown. By the time their tail has lengthened to the flexible strength of an asp, they have become practiced predators.

Although these arboreal flyers have some venom, it is not potent enough to trouble humans or large animals, and llamhigyn y awyr rely on cunning to feed themselves. Their flitting bright colors blend remarkably well with the brilliant plumage of birds and the vivid foliage that make up the backdrop to their chosen habitat, and they have the advantage over their avian neighbors during the daily rainstorms of the Ixan jungle where they dwell. They adapt well to the Keep, if kept damp and well fed, but have a distressing tendency to see abeoth frogs as delicious snacks, and must be kept from talvars as well, for they delight in attempting to replicate the talvar spellsongs, and earnestly try to devour the curious birds when they come to investigate the not-quite-right sound. Fortunately their flight is not adept enough to make them a true menace.

Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: ApprenticeCrone