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Megafauna

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 186

Creatures in "Megafauna" Category

NameCR
Archelon5
Arsinoitherium7
Baluchitherium8
Basilosaurus12
Chalicotherium6
Deinotherium7
Embolotherium5
Glyptodon6
Kaprosuchus5
Megalania7
Megaloceros4
Megatherium5
Moa2
Uintatherium7

Megafauna, Moa

Standing on muscular legs that end in enormous talons, this f lightless bird is almost twice the height of a man.

Moa CR 2

Source Bestiary 5 pg. 171
XP 600
N Large animal
Init +7; Senses low-light vision; Perception +9

Defense

AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+3 Dex, +3 natural, –1 size)
hp 19 (3d8+6)
Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +1

Offense

Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 talons +4 (1d6+3)
Space 10 ft., Reach 10 ft.

Statistics

Str 17, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 9
Base Atk +2; CMB +6; CMD 19
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +9

Ecology

Environment warm plains
Organization solitary, pair, group (3–5), or colony (6–100)
Treasure none

Description

Moas are large, f lightless birds that, with their necks outstretched, stand nearly as tall as ogres. They roam the grasslands feeding on the thick grasses and shrubs that are mostly inedible to smaller birds and mammals. While these birds are gigantic, they are rather docile and skittish, preferring to f lee than fight. They can become aggressive when faced with predators or perceived threats to their young or food sources. In these cases, the larger birds of a colony or group move forward to protect the young and weak moas of the f lock. These larger moas leap into the air and lash out with both of their broad, sharp talons to inf lict grievous wounds.

A full-grown moa can weigh as much as 500 lbs.