Adult Female

Adult Female
Name: unnamed
Species: Razan Yi Qi
Birthday: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Owner: Hitsugaya

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An adult yi qi is a spectacular sight, with wings and plumage quite unlike any other creature. Some consider them to be a distant relative of dragons, but the researchers who work with them point out the similarities between their skeletons and those of the kalistavri. Like many feathered creatures, the females are duller in color so they can guard the eggs while remaining camouflaged. This may seem a bit odd for the Razan variety, which is bright blue, but they do a surprisingly good job of evading predators in the dark, flower-filled jungle. Males grow spectacular pennants on their wings during the breeding season, and will compete with others in their flock in elaborate, high-speed aerial acrobatics.

Wander around in the forests of the world for long enough and you may encounter a small creature that looks like a cross between a bat and a bird, but is distinct from either. The elusive yi qi is smaller than a jay and spends most of its time nestled away in little crevices and hollows to evade predators. They have sharp claws, but these are mainly used for climbing and finding food. They live in flocks of a few dozen in the dense hearts of Silva and Raza, those in the warmer jungle being flighty, but sporting spectacular blue plumage.

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: PKGriffin