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Giant eagle

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Giant eagle
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Urist likes giant eagles for their high soaring.

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Eagle - Eagle man - Giant eagle

Alignment: Savage

· Flying · Exotic mount · Egglaying

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 7,981.4 cm3
Mid: 114,020 cm3
Max: 228,040 cm3
Food products
Eggs 1-3
Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 18
Fat 12
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 23
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A huge monster in the form of an eagle.

Giant eagles are the over-sized version of eagles, found in the same wide array of savage biomes. They can be extremely annoying to an early fortress due to their ability to fly over your fortress defenses and kill your unarmed civilians. Unlike other aerial pests, giant eagles will generally not path into your fortress, and usually only attack if provoked. They may also appear as mounts during a siege, resulting in a highly-maneuverable and dangerous squad of attackers. All giant eagles are born with Legendary skill in climbing.

Captured giant eagles may be kept as exotic pets, requiring substantial time and effort to tame. Unfortunately, they cannot be trained to increase their combat effectiveness. Elven caravans may offer to trade tame giant eagles if the elven civilization is situated in a mountainous area.

Giant eagles are relatively useless for egg production thanks to their small clutch sizes, but they are a viable choice for your meat industry, yielding a respectable amount of food without grazing. Once hatched, giant eagle hatchlings take roughly one year to reach adulthood.

There is a current bug where tamed animals that have the [FLYING] tag won't actually fly. Once tamed, your giant eagles will remain earthbound and never take to the sky, which makes them somewhat less deadly than they would otherwise be.

Some dwarves like giant eagles for their high soaring.

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