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Giant Raven

This glossy, jet-black bird stands as tall as a dwarf. Its eerily intelligent black eyes are quick to take in everything around it.

Giant Raven CR 1

Source Bestiary 6 pg. 240, Pathfinder #97: In Hell's Bright Shadow pg. 82
XP 400
N Medium animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +9

Defense

AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+2 Dex, +1 natural)
hp 13 (2d8+4)
Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2; +4 vs. ingested disease

Offense

Speed 20 ft., fly 50 ft. (average)
Melee bite +3 (1d6+3)

Statistics

Str 14, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 9
Base Atk +1; CMB +3; CMD 15
Feats Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Fly +6, Perception +9
SQ scavenger

Ecology

Environment any temperate
Organization solitary, pair, or conspiracy (3–12)
Treasure incidental

Special Abilities

Scavenger (Ex) Giant ravens are hardy birds that often feed on carrion or even undead flesh. As a direct result of this unusual dietary habit, they gain a +4 bonus on saves to resist ingested diseases.

Description

Some ravens can reach astonishing sizes, making them a threat to foxes, raccoons, and on occasion even larger animals. Like their smaller cousins, giant ravens are omnivorous, able to subsist on nearly anything, though they favor large insects, small mammals, and other birds. They are also consummate scavengers, often feeding on the remains of creatures left behind by larger predators. These large corvids share the keen and vengeful intellect of smaller ravens.

Giant ravens grow to be nearly 5 feet in height and weigh 45 pounds.