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FRIC — Viewing Species: Glass-Winged Mew

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Species Info
Grouping: Avian, Mechanical
Rarity: Very Common
Time Per Stage: 15 Hours
Location: Chroma Coast
Wild Caught: 4192
Captive Bred: 608
Total Population: 4800

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
436 Total
Green
387 Total
Blue
540 Total
Purple
367 Total
Orange
337 Total
Pink
346 Total
White
465 Total
Tan
241 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
222 Total
Silver
224 Total
Gold
210 Total
Bronze
200 Total
Rainbow
250 Total
Sapphire
219 Total
Emerald
204 Total
Ruby
152 Total

Baby Stage Notes

This gold egg has a faintly metallic shell, and semi-translucent patches. You can see a vague silhouette developing inside.

Juvenile Stage Notes

The egg hatched into a fluffy, gangly chick that reminds you of a seagull. Unlike a seagull, though, it has articulated metal wings with flexible glass-like panels for "webbing". It's always hungry, and squawks loudly at you to be fed.

Adult Stage Notes

Based on their resemblance to Earth's seagulls, one might expect the Glass-Winged Mew to be a hardy generalist found along the coast. And this expectation is correct: the noisy squawks of these birds are a near-constant along the shoreline. Glass-Winged Mews primarily skim the surface of the water for any small creatures that swim too far up, and pick at both metallic and biological scraps that wash up along the shore. They live in flocks, and are very sociable creatures that nest in and around cliffs and spend time preening each other.

The biomechanical systems in Glass-Winged Mews are an area of great interest, as their wings and tails grow with the bird, but stay properly proportioned. They appear capable of processing and incorporating scraps of metal and silicate into their bodies as they grow. Researchers are attempting to discover just how these complex systems are integrated into the birds, and speculation about how they became this way runs rampant. Progress is somewhat hindered by the fragility and rapid decay of their systems in dead specimens, and the constant annoying squawking from live ones.

Common Chroma

Red
Green
Blue
Purple
Orange
Pink
White
Tan

Rare Chroma

Obsidian
Silver
Gold
Bronze
Rainbow
Sapphire
Emerald
Ruby


Artwork: Sora