This dark-feathered vulture has a bald neck and head, and its long, hooked beak is caked with carrion.

Vulture CR 1/2

XP 200
N Small animal
Init +1; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +9


AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+1 Dex, +1 natural, +1 size)
hp 6 (1d8+2)
Fort +6, Ref +3, Will +1; +4 vs. disease


Speed 10 ft., fly 50 ft. (average)
Melee bite +2 (1d6+1)


Str 12, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 7
Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 11
Feats Great Fortitude
Skills Fly +7, Perception +9; Racial Modifiers +8 Perception


Environment warm plains or hills
Organization solitary, pair, or flock (3-24)
Treasure none

Though related to raptors and other birds of prey, vultures mainly feed on carrion they spot or scent from on high. Vultures have weak claws compared to predatory birds, but their sharp and wickedly hooked beaks tear living flesh as readily as the sharpest blade.

Despite dining on carrion, vultures prefer their corpses newly dead rather than rotten. Some even hunt smaller prey when food is scarce.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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