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Urist likes cardinals for their coloration.


Cardinal - Cardinal man - Giant cardinal


· Flying · Pet

Pet value 30
Active Seasons
Spring Summer Autumn Winter

Wikipedia article

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Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A small bright red bird with a distinctive crest, found in temperate forests.

Cardinals are a type of vermin found in any temperate area that has trees. They may be captured in animal traps and turned into pets. All cardinals possess Legendary skill in climbing.

Some dwarves like cardinals for their coloration.

Admired for its coloration.
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Cardinals are building destroyers known for their angry temper and a deep hatred towards pigs, and will lay sieges to your fortress once the pig population is high enough.

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