This dark-feathered vulture has a bald neck and head, and its long, hooked beak is caked with carrion.
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|Vulture CR 1/2|
N Small animal
Init +1; Senses Low-Light Vision, Scent; Perception +9
|AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+1 Dexterity, +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)
|Strength 12, Dexterity 13, Constitution 14, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 13, Charisma 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)
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.
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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