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Peafowl

This bird’s royal-blue body is upstaged only by the magnificent array of feathers that radiate from its back.

Peafowl CR 1/4

XP 100
N Small animal
Init +1; Senses low-light vision; Perception –2

DEFENSE

AC 12, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+1 Dex, +1 size)
hp 4 (1d8)
Fort +2, Ref +3, Will –2

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., fly 40 ft. (clumsy)
Melee 2 talons +2 (1d3–2)

STATISTICS

Str 7, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 6, Cha 13
Base Atk +0; CMB –3; CMD 8
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Fly –1
SQ drift

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Drift (Ex)

A peafowl flies in short bursts and can’t use its fly speed to hover. When it flies, a peafowl must end its move action by landing or perching on a solid surface.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate or warm forests
Organization solitary, pair, or muster (3–10)
Treasure none

Peafowls are a species of pheasant. Males, known as peacocks, boast brightly colored, iridescent plumage that is instantly recognizable. Some cultures also breed peafowls with white plumage that may or may not have coloration on the rest of their bodies.

A peacock displays its brightly colored feathers to impress and court peahens as well as to scare off potential predators. The colorful “eye” patterns in the feathers also make them popular symbols and decorations among fortune-tellers and royalty.

While the male variety is more commonly recognized, all peafowl have identical statistics. A typical peafowl is 3-1/2 feet tall and weighs about 10 pounds.

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