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Giant buzzard

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Giant buzzard
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Urist likes giant buzzards for their striking red face.

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Buzzard - Buzzard man - Giant buzzard

Alignment: Savage

· Flying · Steals food · Exotic mount · Egglaying

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 7,493 cm3
Mid: 104,902 cm3
Max: 209,804 cm3
Food products
Eggs 2-3
Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 19
Fat 12
Brain 1
Gizzard 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 24
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
Feather 1
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A huge monster in the form of a buzzard.

Giant buzzards are giant animal cousins of the normal buzzard who can be found in many temperate and desert savage biomes. While their smaller cousins do little more than spam cancelled jobs, giant buzzards prove to be a genuine threat to a budding fortress - weighting 149 times more than a normal buzzard, these monsters possess all the annoyance of their normal counterparts and are equally prone to stealing your food if they can reach it, and unlike their regular counterparts, they are not beyond confronting your dwarves should they get in the way. Nonetheless, as the fortress grows, a squad of marksdwarves can make quick worth of the creatures, provided they can hit them (and they probably can't, cue job cancel spam). They are considered exotic mounts, so you may see elves riding them into battle in the event of a siege.

Like their equally ugly smaller versions, giant buzzards can be captured with cage traps and tamed into pets, either for a zoo or for egg production. However, as they only lay 2 to 3 eggs at a time, their performance is lacking. Giant buzzards do provide a respectable amount of meat and bones when butchered thanks to their great size, should the player choose to farm them for food in revenge for them stealing their own earlier in the fort's history.

Some dwarves like giant buzzards for their striking red face.

They don't steal food, they steal the entire caravan.
Art by Donna Greenstein