|Urist likes giant crows for their intelligence.|
|This article is about an older version of DF.|
- A large bird-like monster, even more deadly when found in groups.
Giant crows are monstrously large cousins of the standard crow. They appear in groups of 5-10 in savage surroundings, and spend the majority of their time flying around a particular area of the map. Unlike some other aerial pests, giant crows are uninterested in carrying away your hard-won food and items, making them much less likely to migrate towards your fortress intentionally.
Giant crows are generally non-aggressive, though due to their size and numbers they can prove dangerous to civilians and livestock when roused. A moderately-skilled marksdwarf should have little difficulty shooting them out of the sky, and the resultant impact with the ground will leave them incapacitated long enough to finish the job.
Slightly larger than your standard llama, giant crows have a respectable pet value and can provide reasonable butchering returns, though there is little to recommend them over many similar animals. They are perhaps best left to roam free for your hunters to harvest and your military marksdwarves to practice upon.
Some dwarves take a fancy to giant crows for their "intelligence".
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