Siebowski's Spinehawk

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Siebowski's Spinehawk
Base Information
Classification Carnivore/pouncer
Locomotion Flyer
Social Structure Few
Weapons Claws
Armor None
Homeworld Miana (Dagudashaag 2140)
Multi-world No
Canon Yes
Extinct No
Reference No results

Siebowski's Spinehawk is an avian predator native to Miana (Dagudashaag 2140).

Physiology and Ecology[edit]

Adult specimens mass 10kg - 20kg and have a wingspan of up to 7 meters. The jagged spines on the leading edges of its mantis like wings are used to good effect in crippling its prey, a balloon-like grazing invertebrates.

Life Cycle & Reproduction[edit]

No information yet available.

Diet & Trophics[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Travellers' Aid Society Advisory[edit]

The Spinehawks pose a significant hazard to human explorers on Maina, as they are intensively territorial and prone to attack without warning. Using echo-location, they are able to strike even in total darkness. Many survey and mining personnel have lost their lives to Spinehawk attacks.

The sheer number of Spikehawk attacks in the early years of Maina's colonization mystified experts.It seemed like the attacks were deliberate. After much research an answer was finally found. The General Products oxygen pumps in the environmental suits worn by the work crews made a faint hum which closely mimicked the herding calls of one of the Spinehawk's prey animals. Changing the design of the suits seems to have cured the problem.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

62px-Information icon.svg.png This article is missing content for one or more detailed sections. Additional details are required to complete the article. You can help the Traveller Wiki by expanding it.
This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.