Vulture

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
DEFENSE
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
OFFENSE
Speed 10 ft., fly 50 ft. (average)
Melee bite +2 (1d6+1)
STATISTICS
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
ECOLOGY
Environment deserts, hills, plains
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.

Favored Animal: Fenris Kul