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State Birds of Osao

Each region on Osao has what is known as a State Bird. These birds are protected by law, and cannot be hunted or even injured. These birds can be found on many important crests, particularly Hex Queen familial crests, as a symbol of power and wealth.
Osao is a rocky planet in the Kurhira System, one of eleven. It is characterised by an entirely tropical climate, with average temperatures (Celsius) in the forties, year round.   Five continents make up the majority of dry land on Osao. These five continents are home to perplexing lifeforms, intriguing peoples, and gorgeous sceneries.

Glamorous Peafowl

Flightless
Three feet tall, tail feathers almost five feet. Cannot fly and instead climb into trees to scream in the mornings.
State
Blubber Dun

Azure Pelican

Coastal
A coastal cliff bird, they dive into oceans and open their blue bills to scoop up crustaceans on the shallow seabed.
State
Apalous Vein

Rock Roller

Mountain
Large passerines that like to squish their insect prey with rocks and throw rocks to deter predators. Considered pests in some regions.
State
Coral Mountain

Aecotian Bull

Marine
Spends their entire lives swimming in the oceans and resting on the calm sea’s surface. Large, territorial birds that have been known to attack boats in large groups. One weakness is their fear of loud sounds.
State
North Uaelor Coralspikes

Crested Tufflet

Freshwater
Tiny waterfowl that hide in dense foliage in the Unuth Glitter Forest. Often seen paired with bapycaras. As both like the attention they get from each other.
State
Unuth Glitter Forest

Orange Runner

Grassland
Large birds that seldom fly, they have legs twice the length of their wings. Can run at speeds of up to fifty miles per hour.
State
Zcarazas Plains

Vivan Treecreeper

Forest
One of the only birds on the planet with two pairs of wings, treecreepers are expert navigators of thick forests, using their secondary pair of wings to quickly change direction.
State
Forest of Beauty

Jinh

Camouflaged
Their bright pink colouration helps them hide from people amongst the pink trees of the Pink Dragon Forest.
State
Dragon Forest

Scarred Sacrahawk

Predator
These birds fly at an altitude of three thousand feet, where they can still see the ground level clearly, spotting animals moving as small as a death pig.
State
Dove's Wing Desert

Saoao

Prey
Small passerines that are commonly hunted by predatory animals. They often fall victim to death pigs, who hunt by squishing prey with their fat tongues.
State
Arid Flatlands

Valley Squall

Tall
The tallest flightless bird on the planet, valley squalls inhabit the canyons of the Ecela Plains.
State
Ecela Plains

Tempered Hummingbird

Tiny
The smallest bird on the planet. Tempered hummingbirds hollow out coral to live in, feeding on the same coral for their entire short lives.
State
Coral Desert

Boloo

Territorial
Another bird capable of producing deafening calls, boloos are highly territorial and divebomb slimes that get too close to their nests.
State
Epithelial Rhym

Bully Bird

Beak
With the largest beak in the world compared to body size, bully birds use it to jab at other birds that try to take food close to them.
State
Unuth Red Desert

Vibrant Nurd

Colourful
Small passerines with more colourful than a slime can even comprehend. They gather on small bushes and scream at the top of their lungs.
State
Unuth Orange Desert

Tawny Wren

Dull
The smallest passerine on the planet, they have a drab, yellowish-brown plumage. They live amongst urban areas, feeding on food waste.
State
Burning Slopes

Bristle-winged Taper

Common
With black tail-feathers as long as a metre, these birds have a habit of sitting on rooftop drain systems and obscuring window views in the mornings.
State
Nylis Meadows

Opalescent Taper

Rare
The rarest of the tapers, these birds have shimmering colourful tail feathers that make them stand out wherever they live.
State
South Uaelor Coralspikes

Eudan Crane

Endangered
There are only fifteen eudan cranes left, and they are all in captivity. Unfortunately, it is not looking good for these tiny purple waders.
State
Gala Reien

Arcowren

Hunted
A byproduct of arcoraptor farming are arcowrens, small birds that nestle in their feathers. These birds are humanely slaughtered and turned into delicious food.
State
Ink Kingdom

Hunter's Pheasant

Hunter
Kept for company by hunters, hunter's pheasants are hunters themselves. They have small claws on their wings that they use to scratch prey.
State
Carrot Lands

Roc

Mythical
Talks of a giant eagle-like bird flying over the lands have spread through the planet. Turns out, creatures of the same and description name live on Sacaethea.
State
Uaelor Red Desert

Silverback Booby

Extinct
Silverback boobies are the only extinct State Bird. They feature on the Unuth Coralspikes charm card, with a logo of the bird in the top-left corner.
State
Unuth Coralspikes

Mammoth Tern

Domestic
Mammoth terns are the largest tern species on the planet, reaching over a metre and a half in length. They are bred to aid fisherslimes.
State
Sparkling Sodalands

Belter

Scary
A genus of birds from the Dove's Tail Desert, belters are known for their horrific nightly screams which terrify visitors, and annoys the locals.
State
Dove's Tail Desert

Woolly Phoenix

Cute
Not technically a phoenix, but these small passerines can both bring the cold and the heat, by wiggling their feathers to create cold, and vibrating to create heat. Yes, there is a difference.
State
Blue Plateau

Glorious Bird of Paradise

Striped
Males of this species are known for their glamorous mating rituals, which involve making an art piece of the female they intend to mate with.
State
Epystal Islands

Spotted Swan

Spotted
The largest swan species on the planet, spotted swans swim in marshes by day, and sleep in treetops by night.
State
Marsh Forest

Skyray

Sky
The only non-avian on the list, skyrays are actually reptilians. Skyrays drink apalous instead of water, and only come down to drink once every two weeks.
State
Apalous Desert

Burly Bustard

Land
Primarily land-dwellers, burly bustards can achieve fifty miles per hour running speeds in less than a second, as they conserve their energy 99% of the time.
State
Eccentric Meadows


Cover image: Osao Header by Mochi

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Author's Notes

Piggybacking on Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull's Prompt Lists made during March, I also made a prompt list for birds! I forgot about the prompt lists that were made for months until I reminded myself of them during Summer Camp, so I thought I could twist the prompt list and turn it into an entry itself!


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Jul 16, 2023 16:05 by LexiCon (WordiGirl)

seems like a lot of people are going for birds as the powerful animals for this prompt :D I had two separate species I was debating about, but I see you and some others have combined a lot into one, so I guess I should stop being shy about it and publish mine. Neat layout, btw! <3

Jul 16, 2023 16:35 by Mochi

Yeeees! You should totally publish it! <3

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Jul 17, 2023 11:27 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Yaaaay, the prompt lists! I want to get back into doing these again.   I love all of the state birds. Lots of screaming involved with these. XD I think my favourite is the one that blocks windows with its tail feathers.

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Jul 17, 2023 16:09 by Mochi

Yesss, you totally should! I want to tackle more of the lists soon :D <3

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Aug 1, 2023 10:10

If you can't decide for one animal - just use them all XD
Nice Idea and funny descriptions, you earned the like!

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  • Aug 1, 2023 16:07 by Mochi

    Thank you so much! I have a minor addiction to creating tons of species, and you'll know that this isn't the only SC article where I write about multiple species in one article xD

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