Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Ocellata Amagnae
Birthday: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Owner: Siggy

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The ocellata hatchling is a slim little bird that's surprisingly independent from almost the moment it hatches, though hatchlings will stay in family groups while they grow. While not particularly good at flying, they are good at gliding, which comes in handy when ocellata roost mostly in trees. Even as hatchlings, ocellata are wary around other amagnae and each family group has its own strict territory that the adults defend. During their first molt, the hatchlings lose their camouflaging brown feathers and begin to grow their bright adult feathers, during which time magi should probably avoid them as much as possible, or risk kicks and deep scratches.

Ocellata amagnae are found mostly in the Jungle of Raza and around Tetzcotal, where their bright plumage makes them stand out against the greens of the foliage around them. This colouring is a warning to most predators: ocellata are bold birds, with an unending curiosity and a sharp beak - and, in males, long spurs - should they run into trouble while exploring. Their forked tails earned them the nickname 'snake birds' and they can use this tail like a whip, especially the female. Both males and females also have eye-shaped spots near the ends of their tail feathers, which some say they can use to see what's truly in someone's heart.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Sochitelya