Genus and Species: Tookerus Meris (Too-ker-us Mare-iss)
Common Name: Tooks, tookies. Average Height: 10 inches, 25-30 inch wing span Average Weight: 4-6 ounces Usual Pelt Colour: Gray-green to brown
General Appearance: Tooks are small, leathery flight-bound creatures that frequent coast lines and trash heaps. With a body shorter than a standard notebook, these birds depend on their camouflaged colouring to hide from predators. Tooks emit an irritating squawk from their short beaks that is well known to coastal fisherman.
Habits: Tooks are a common sight along the Terra Novus coast lines. These birds live in flocks of varying numbers, usually around twenty birds. Tooks survive on small sea creatures and trash found around the coasts, but are also known to scavenge the recently deceased carcasses of land animals. Live in large roosts, preferring cliffs or abandoned buildings. Generally harmless unless provoked in numbers, flocks of these small, leathery animals are a good sign that water is near. Their meat is fishy and tough, but healthy.