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Urist likes vultures for their patience.


Vulture - Vulture man - Giant vulture


· Flying · Steals food

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 30

· Egglaying · Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 50 cm3
Mid: 4,500 cm3
Max: 9,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 1-3
Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 9
Fat 9
Brain 1
Gizzard 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Tripe 1

Raw materials

Bones 6-8
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
A large bird with a featherless red head found in the sky of tropical deserts, scanning the ground for dead carcasses.

Vultures are flying creatures found in deserts and some tropical plains. They spawn in flocks of 5 to 10 individuals, causing constant job interruption spam, scaring livestock out of pastures and, most notably, attempting to steal your food before flying away with it. This can be quite nasty to a newly-embarked fortress which has not yet settled up their food industry or made farm plots. Vultures are essentially tropical buzzards, except they are considerably larger; nearly seven times bigger.

Vultures may be captured with cage traps and trained into low-value pets. They lay a very low amount of eggs, making them poor targets for egg production unless the player is doing it for novelty's sake. Butchering a vulture wields far more than a buzzard however, with them being large enough to give products beyond skulls.

Some dwarves like vultures for their patience.

"Vulture" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: tikis
Elvish: rathóna
Goblin: uzun
Human: áspast
Admired for its patience.