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Axe Beak, Diatryma

Diatryma By F. M. Chapman - File:Bird-lore (1917) (14569272717).jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48297756
By F. M. Chapman – File:Bird-lore (1917) (14569272717).jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48297756

While the dark-feathered, orange-beaked diatrymas are smaller than the average axe beak, standing at a mere 6 to 7 feet in height, they are no less ferocious.

Diatryma CR 1

XP 400
N Medium animal
Init +4; Senses low-light vision; Perception +5

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 10 (+4 Dex)
hp 11 (2d8+2)
Fort +4, Ref +7, Will +0

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft.
Melee bite +1 (1d8)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks sudden charge

STATISTICS

Str 10, Dex 19, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 10
Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 15
Feats Run
Skills Perception +5

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Sudden Charge (Ex)

When making a charge attack, an axe beak makes a single bite attack. If successful, it may also attempt to trip its opponent as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If the attempt fails, the axe beak cannot be tripped in return.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate plains
Organization solitary, pair, or flock (3-6)
Treasure incidental

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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