Average Lifespan: 27-30 years in the wild, 35-40 in captivity
Average Wingspan: 2-2.5 feet
Length: 22-24 inches
Mass: 4 to 5 lbs
Flight Speed: Around 120 MPH, much like an ordinary hawk (193 km)
Clutch Size: 3-4
Colt direhawks are often found in forests, although some are seen migrating to deserts, in which they can also thrive in despite their thick feathers. It appears as if they've existed during the time of dinosaurs, although not much is known about them. They can co-exist with humans just fine as long as they're not hunted or otherwise attacked by one, because if one direhawk gets attacked, the entire group will also attack said human by pecking them to death---their beaks are just as sharp as chloroplast from a kind of plastic.
Reticulated vipermanders are the most common food source for colt direhawks, although it's said that direhawks can be fed people food while in captivity. They can also co-exist with various pets since in the old days, they were used to send written messages to other people, much like various species of ravens. What makes them fascinating is that they will often peck their beaks on hard surfaces such as concrete in order to keep them as sharp as possible; they will often do this a year after birth. Most of these birds are also often seen attacking certain animal herds in large groups, as a result of hunting for themselves or for their human owners. Furthermore, their claws and talons can be sharp enough to shred through certain kinds of metal, specifically vehicles.
In the old days, government officials had tried kidnapping these birds to use them against the townsfolk, even installing various electric parts and nanochips in their bloodstreams to ensure their loyalty. The colt direhawk's entire nervous system is completely resistant to nanochips and anything electric installed forcefully, as this will leave them with intense pain for a period of time before they retaliate. In fact, their nerves are so resistant that any nanochip or microchip installed by force will only further cause them to attack their prey more aggressively---as a result, numerous government officials were killed by these birds. It appears as if colt direhawks also possess a sort of human knowledge, as they can listen to orders from the human tongue very effectively (they are capable of understanding all languages).
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