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Very nice! I really like that you have a variety of places, even if of a sensitive nature. You got me thinking about ideas of my own too. I look forward to seeing the finished submission. Go to Comment
A local owl breed, that has learned to make their eyes glow, to attract the nightly insects it hunts. It is suspected the ability comes from the magical aura of its home, when brought elsewhere, it doesn't glow. As they spread around, they can help in detecting ambient magical energies.
Their coating is an unremarkable grey, they often shed feathers, which some birds collect for their nests. While very soft, people say it is no good for pillows, it will keep you up at night. Go to Comment
It has been a year. We didn't make 30. We might make it this year.
This is why people need to shepherd their posts, so they won't be forgotten. People need to reply to posts on their subs. They need to bump them. They need to keep on top of things. This includes seeing if anyone commented on their replies on other subs. It just keeps things flowing. Go to Comment
Guidebirds are light grey birds that have dark grey marking around their eyes and at the very edge of their wings. These birds have such a strong flocking instinct that they always seem to be flying in formation (of 6-30). Their instinct is so strong, they follow large things on the ground. Thus they will follow buffalo on the plains, a large beast as it lumbers forward, an army, or a carriage, at least for a while. Then they will fly forward, as if they were guiding their "slow flockmate on the ground" to their destination.
Several religions have had prophets and holy folk directed by Guidebirds, so they are associated with fate/ destiny and foresight. Their feathers are commonly used for pathfinding charms.
There are some Guidebirds, called Moonbirds, that are nocturnal. They are dark grey to near black in coloration, but with white markings near their eyes. These Guidebirds have the same whistling songs as regular Guidebirds, only louder. Their larger eyes let them function in night as they eat berries, grasses, and the occasional insect.
These rarer birds are coveted for charms and magics.
These birds are related to Guidebirds, but have some slight aquatic adaptions like a Gull. You can tell they are related because they have the same darker grey ovals of tiny feathers around their eyes and wing tips that land based Guidebirds do. Unlike Guidebirds, these are mostly nocturnal creatures.
They are strong flyers, able to go long distances. Starbirds fly at night between the islands at sea. Navigators will use them as guides to find land while at sea. Legend has it that they uses the stars as their guides, but nobody has yet to determine if this is actually how they navigate. Go to Comment
These ground birds are found in the barren areas of Southlands. Their mottled feathers match the browns, golds, and reds of the soil in those parts. They are quite large, weighing in at a good 8 lbs (3.5kg). Their legs are "stubby" when compared with most birds, but it gives them strong legs to strike and claw with. This is their defense against other middle sized predators in the Southlands. Their elongated necks and sharp hooked beak allows them to reach and crack the hard seed shells found in the Bradle bushes. Those beaks are also sharp and will rend flesh easily enough.
Ozpecks are omnivores. They prefer to be carrion birds, but they will hunt opportunistically.
Think tiny squatty ostriches, with sharp tallons and a short hooked beack. Go to Comment