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This plump, gray flightless bird waddles about on ungainly looking legs, fearlessly bobbing its prodigious beak.

Dodo CR 1/4

XP 100
N Small animal
Init +0; Senses low-light vision; Perception +3


AC 11, touch 11, flat-footed 11 (+1 size)
hp 6 (1d8+2)
Fort +4, Ref +2, Will –1


Speed 20 ft.
Melee bite +1 (1d3–4)


Str 3, Dex 11, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 9, Cha 6
Base Atk +0; CMB –5; CMD 5
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Perception +3



The master of a dodo familiar gains a +4 bonus on initiative checks

Source Wikipedia


Environment warm coastlines
Organization solitary, pair, or huddle (3–6)
Treasure none

These flightless birds typically inhabit isolated tropical islands devoid of predators. Their size and unfamiliarity with natural dangers contribute to a kind of racial boldness—or what some would call stupidity—causing them to bumble into precarious situations and making them easy targets for other creatures. The birds can easily be caught and slain, but their meat has a most unpleasant taste. Few shipwrecked sailors would turn it down, however.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Statistics from Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.

Ecology from Pathfinder Adventure Path #55: The Wormwood Mutiny © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Richard Pett.