Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Alpine Pygmy Graga
Birthday: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Owner: cyberdeer
Mother: unnamed
Father: unnamed

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Pygmy gragas hatchlings are born with most of their feathers already grown in, and are more independent than most hatchlings. While they can't yet fly, their adult coloring is almost complete. They love to explore their nesting grounds, and will happily eat stray twigs or the fallen petals of late spring. If a pygmy graga is raised somewhere where petals commonly fall, like an area with cherry trees, they will easily attain the weight they need to begin their own migratory journey.

As soon as spring begins, the colorful pygmy gragas appear. Wings shimmering in the sun, they will settle happily on the surface of lakes and ponds, the last of the winter ice melting as they paddle in the water. These creatures only stay in one place for a short time, but they are highly favored when they do. They raise their young in nests made of only the freshest plants, like newly growing shoots and soft, just-unfurled spring petals. The adults eat the last of the dead leaves from autumn that are revealed as the snows melt, as well as any debris or brush that winter left behind. Their activities leave their roosting grounds looking beautifully cultivated. Many artists have been inspired to draw or paint landscapes of the nesting grounds of pygmy gragas.

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Raneth