Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
Notable BiologyThe Spearow line have very keen eyesight, and are capable of reading an opponent's actions in detail- to the point that they can mimic almost any move they've observed from short-term memory.
HabitatSpearow may nest in any thick brush, but typically prefer deep forest areas, where they form large flocks led by Fearow. Fearow generally remain with their flock after evolution, though they will often take advantage of their increased flight endurance to wander off for days to weeks at a time. These trips can take them to mountains, nearby islands, or any terrain with potential prey.
DietPrimarily bugs and other insects; Fearow may occasionally hunt small mammals as well.
HazardsSpearow are fiercely territorial, and will attack almost any intruder with little regard for their own safety. In addition, most Spearow are part of large flocks, which will come to assist any provoked member and pursue intruders well beyond their territorial borders. Fearow are less aggressive, so long as they are not provoked or nesting. While they will join the rest of their flock in chasing off intruders, they typically won't attack unless the intruder directly attacks members of the flock. As such, any group of Spearow should be avoided, and solitary Spearow assumed to have backup. If you do anger a flock, run for cover unless you wish to fight off all members of a potentially thousand-bird flock. Spearow encountered well outside a forest are typically outcasts or deliberately seeking challengers; if they don't call for backup, they may be safely engaged.
Courting / ChildrearingAt six years of age, regardless of evolution stage, Spearow/Fearow become capable of reproduction. In the wild, they form breeding pairs of the same evolution stage, which generally stay together for life. (Interestingly, if one member of a Spearow pair evolves, its mate will almost always evolve within a month's time. It's unclear whether the first's evolution is delayed or the latter's accelerated.) Each breeding pair maintains a common nest within the flock's territory. They produce one egg early each year (Fearow sometimes produce two), and alternate between guarding the nest and hunting for food. The chick lives within the nest after hatching until it has learned to hunt insects, at which point it moves out or is thrown out to make its own nest nearby.
Social StructureLarge, permanent flocks, which provide each other with mutual defense of their territory.
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