Name: unnamed
Species: Ilikatal
Birthday: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Owner: Anonymous

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This bonelike egg is mottled with a rusty red substance.

Ilikatal are residents of desolate lands, able to survive in places entirely inhospitable to other creatures, and may sometimes be the only birds around for miles. The birds favor dry mountaintops and desiccated salt plains, and can be found nesting on high inselbergs or monadnocks that rise out of the ground. They can even be found on the highest peaks in the Alasre Mountains. Like all birds of prey, ilikatal have sharp vision and can spot the gleaming bones of a recent carcass from several kilometers away. Though called vultures by some, they are more closely related to eagles, and differ from both of these birds in their feeding habits. Ilikatal possess the ability to consume nearly anything, for their stomachs contain an exceedingly strong acid that can dissolve wood, bone, even metal. Though most of their diet consists of marrow, when prey is scarce, ilikatal can survive by eating vegetation, rock, soil, and other debris they come upon. They get few nutrients from such a diet, and may come out of a famine ravenous for fresh meat. When this happens, they will attack nearly any creature they can pull into the sky, though some of the clever ilikatal have learned how to chase larger animals off of steep cliffs. This trait has given them the nickname ossifrage, or bone-breaker.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: PKGriffin