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Bird, Great, Axe Beak

Axe Beak CR 2

This stout flightless bird stands upon two long, taloned legs, but it is its axe-shaped beak that looks the most ferocious.

XP 600
N Large animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +10

DEFENSE HP 33

EAC 14; KAC 16
Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +2

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft.
Melee bite +9 (2d4+6 P)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Offensive Abilities sudden charge

STATISTICS

Str +4, Dex +2, Con +1, Int –4, Wis +0, Cha +0
Skills Athletics +7

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Sudden Charge (Ex)

When charging, an axe beak may attempt to trip its opponent as a free action if it succeeds with its bite attack on that opponent.

It gains the benefits of the Improved Combat Maneuver (Trip) feat for this trip attempt.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate plains
Organization solitary, pair, or flock (3–6)

These keen-witted and powerful avian predators prowl vast, open steppes and prairies. Although feared for their boldness and territorial natures, these giant birds prove eminently tamable, making useful guardians, hunters, and even steeds when kept well fed. Axe beaks are relatively social creatures, forming small groups in which both males and females hunt together and nest in immense mounds of scavenged material.

Mature axe beaks stand 9 feet tall and weigh as much as 500 pounds. Their plumage varies widely, from gray to brown to black in temperate climes, but taking on exotic shades of gold, red, blue, and other vibrant hues in more tropical environs. Axe beaks have lifespans of up to 50 years.

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