Encyclopedia of Zoology is a book by Cecily Grey and Maud Savill. It can be found in the Royal Library in Empo Sar and the library in Mirai.
Encyclopedia of Zoology
by Cecily Grey and Maud Savill
Volume 12: The Badseed Bird
They come from a land far far away across the sea.
They come during foggy nights, when it rains.
Also apart from these sayings the Badseed Bird is a
phenomenon. They are the biggest specimen of
Erasan's avifauna to be reported and acknowledged
and seem to be the only ones with a sense for
material property: from the day they start flying till
they stop to nest, they carry around a seed of the
size of an apple in their beak.
While speaking of nests, I must clarify, that Badseed
Birds are huge birds. Their nests are far different
from the ones we know from more "conventional"
birds. The Badseed Bird prefers big mountain caves
over nests built of wood and leaves, simply due to
their size. Orthodox nests would have to be built of
treestumps to be big enough.
Another notable fact about the Badseed Bird, whose
importance would actually deserve its own book, is
the magical abilities and connection to nature that
seems to underlie the mating and procreation
behaviour of these creatures. The first thing to
mention on this is the fact that the Badseed Bird
doesn't seem to be in need of a partner to procreate.
They only seem to need the seed. Numerous
independent observations, claimed to have been made
by lucky ornithologists, suggest the Badseed Bird to
always be of male gender. The fact that, after the bird
lays to nest in a cave, a tree of dimensions
proportional to the bird grows in inexplicable speed
atop the cave, substantiates this observation and the
idea of the Badseed Bird’s magical abilities and
connections to nature.