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Back the Fuck Up by Birds-Underwater Back the Fuck Up by Birds-Underwater
Little quicky of Heron and the chicks. Nothing is accurate and anatomy is blarg, but I had fun. Drails mate with wandering females, which return and lay the egg in a mound prepared by the father. Once laid, the female leaves, and the head of the flock appoints a nurse father, often an uncle, usually a member of the flock that is incapable of hunting the method that flock chooses (Stamina running, stabbing, fishing, ambush, it changes based on members in the flock and their abilities, usually builds and beaks) and this nurse father raises the chicks while the rest of the flock hunts. He is responsible for regurgitating their meals, teaching them etiquette ('Tail down please') and other basic skills. Hunting is taught by the biological father. Their biological father usually treats his kids like miniature drails, not like his own chicks. Their father figure is their nurse father, and who they run to for security. Many chicks are raised with both fathers treating them equally, and many flocks are run by two head males in a relationship.
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DannyP514 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I really want to learn more about drails. I love them so much!
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Birds-Underwater Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm slowly piecing them together, they don't tell me much ;)
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DannyP514 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I completely understand that. I have a lot of muse like that.
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