Bird, Crawling

Tiny beast, unaligned

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 1 (1d4 – 1)
Speed 10 ft., climb 30 ft., fly 40 ft.

8 (-1) 15 (+2) 8 (-1) 2 (-4) 9 (-1) 5 (-3)

Skills Perception +1
Senses passive Perception 11
Challenge 0 (10 XP)


  • Familiar. With the GM’s permission, a caster can use the find familiar spell to summon this creature.
  • Immortal. The lonesome duck doesn’t age.
  • Flyby. The crawling bird doesn’t provoke an opportunity attack when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage.


This scaled, toothed bird-like creature has membranous wings and a stubby tail.

Crawling birds are native to Ozamaland, where they are a nuisance to fishermen and homeowners alike. They fill an ecological niche similar to cats, with some adopting homes while others roam feral, killing small animals, fish, and insects they can catch. They are agile climbers and spend most days in trees napping when they are not out hunting.

Prehistoric Throwbacks. Crawling birds look like pterodactyls and may well be related to them. They have been a part of Ozamaland since before humans lived there.

Crawling birds bury their eggs underground or in piles of vegetation to prevent them drying out, and their eggs hatch in three months. Parents don’t look after their young, as they are born fully-formed and can stand, walk, and even fly straight out of the egg. This rapid growth strategy comes at a cost, as crawling birds means they are constantly eating. They eat insects in mid-air but will not hesitate to pick at corpses like a vulture. Crawling birds hunt in flocks.

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