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17th Jan '16 3:06:21 PM nombretomado
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* In [[StarControl Star Control 2]] the Yehat have particularly bird-like mannerisms, and call themselves birds, despite clearly resembling either dragons or pterosaurs of some sort. Despite this, they are not earth animals at all, and are aliens. Their original dialog, before the 3DO version, and later the PC port The Ur-Quan Masters added voice, even had them squawking and making other various bird noises. This was replaced with a Scottish accent in the voiced editions.
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* In [[StarControl Star Control 2]] ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' the Yehat have particularly bird-like mannerisms, and call themselves birds, despite clearly resembling either dragons or pterosaurs of some sort. Despite this, they are not earth animals at all, and are aliens. Their original dialog, before the 3DO version, and later the PC port The Ur-Quan Masters added voice, even had them squawking and making other various bird noises. This was replaced with a Scottish accent in the voiced editions.
7th Dec '15 2:53:37 PM Johnthedragon
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* In [[StarControl Star Control 2]] the Yehat have particularly bird-like mannerisms, and call themselves birds, despite clearly resembling either dragons or pterosaurs of some sort. Despite this, they are not earth animals at all, and are aliens. Their original dialog, before the 3DO version, and later the PC port The Ur-Quan Masters added voice, even had them squawking and making other various bird noises. This was replaced with a Scottish accent in the voiced additions
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* In [[StarControl Star Control 2]] the Yehat have particularly bird-like mannerisms, and call themselves birds, despite clearly resembling either dragons or pterosaurs of some sort. Despite this, they are not earth animals at all, and are aliens. Their original dialog, before the 3DO version, and later the PC port The Ur-Quan Masters added voice, even had them squawking and making other various bird noises. This was replaced with a Scottish accent in the voiced additions editions.
7th Dec '15 2:53:12 PM Johnthedragon
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Added a bit about the Yehat of Star Control 2
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* In [[StarControl Star Control 2]] the Yehat have particularly bird-like mannerisms, and call themselves birds, despite clearly resembling either dragons or pterosaurs of some sort. Despite this, they are not earth animals at all, and are aliens. Their original dialog, before the 3DO version, and later the PC port The Ur-Quan Masters added voice, even had them squawking and making other various bird noises. This was replaced with a Scottish accent in the voiced additions ** The Yehat subspecies, the Pkunk are also bird-like aliens, and have similar mannerisms, though, they do not possess the ability to fly like the Yehat (presumably) do.
24th Oct '15 5:35:52 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Anurognathus'' from {{Primeval}} perch in the trees like birds do. * ''Anurognathus'' also shows up in ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'' as a symbiote of ''Diplodocus'', intentionally following it and feeding on the insects living on its skin in the manner of modern birds like oxpeckers and cattle egrets. There is no basis for this, and in fact ''Diplodocus'' and ''Anurognathus'' lived in different continents.
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* The ''Anurognathus'' from {{Primeval}} ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' perch in the trees like birds do. * ''Anurognathus'' also shows up in ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'' ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' as a symbiote of ''Diplodocus'', intentionally following it and feeding on the insects living on its skin in the manner of modern birds like oxpeckers and cattle egrets. There is no basis for this, and in fact ''Diplodocus'' and ''Anurognathus'' lived in different continents.
15th Oct '15 7:42:09 PM CJCroen1393
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15th Oct '15 7:41:33 PM CJCroen1393
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*** In fact, serious doubt has been cast on the idea that ''Archaeopteryx'' was even ''able'' to fly at all.

** Griffons tend to be depicted more like birds than lions, despite being half and half.
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** Griffons tend to be depicted more like birds than lions, despite being half and half. Probably justified because their heads are mostly birdlike (which would imply a bird's brain) but depicting an animal with the hindquarters of a placental mammal ''laying eggs'' is fairly confusing.
14th Oct '15 2:58:49 PM WillBGood
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->''These are the '''birds''' you are to regard as unclean and not eat because they are unclean: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture, 14 the red kite, any kind of black kite, 15 any kind of raven, 16 the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, 17 the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, 18 the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, 19 the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the '''bat'''.
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->''These -->''These are the '''birds''' you are to regard as unclean and not eat because they are unclean: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture, 14 the red kite, any kind of black kite, 15 any kind of raven, 16 the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, 17 the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, 18 the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, 19 the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the '''bat'''.
23rd Jun '15 4:21:11 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** Arguably this is likely a translation error, with the native word for bird referring to any winged flying creature, much like Jonah being swallowed by a giant fish(more likely a whale because the word for fish was any swimmer)
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** Arguably this is likely a translation error, with the native word for bird referring to any winged flying creature, much like Jonah being swallowed by a giant fish(more fish (more likely a whale because the word for fish was any swimmer)swimmer).
22nd Jun '15 9:51:07 PM Dvandemon
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** Arguably this is likely a translation error, with the native word for bird referring to any winged flying creature, much like Jonah being swallowed by a giant fish(more likely a whale because the word for fish was any swimmer)
17th Jun '15 4:30:50 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Although birds ''are'' among the most numerous of all flying vertebrates in terms of sheer number of species, they are only one group of the numerous creatures that take to the skies. Insects and bats are generally excluded from the AllFlyersAreBirds trope, since they still live with us and we know their behavior like it's nothing, but prehistoric and fantasy creatures are still at risk. If you come across anything non-human with wings, expect it to perch on a tree at some point or another, or worse yet, tweet in a bird-like fashion. This may be acceptable in fantasy animals because they are, of course, original creations/species and you can do whatever the hell you want with them, but it's probably not as good an idea to apply this trope to species that really existed (or even worse, species that still do.)
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Although birds ''are'' among the most numerous of all flying vertebrates in terms of sheer number of species, they are only one group of the numerous creatures that take to the skies. Insects and bats are generally excluded from the AllFlyersAreBirds trope, since they still live with us and we know their behavior like it's nothing, but prehistoric and fantasy creatures are still at risk. If you come across anything non-human with wings, expect it to perch on a tree at some point or another, or worse yet, tweet in a bird-like fashion. This may be acceptable in fantasy animals because they are, of course, original creations/species and you can do whatever the hell you want with them, but it's probably not as good an idea to apply this trope to species that really existed (or even worse, species that still do.)
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