The shavokh is a graceful hunting bird with gold and brown feathers and a massive 2.5 meter wingspan and a powerful musculature that allows it to propel itself along the mild wind currents of Vulcan's atmosphere. Although the bird possesses two pairs of sharp golden talons and is carnivorous, its prey consists of small rodents and reptiles, and it is no threat to the humanoid inhabitants of Vulcan. Indeed, desert dwellers hold that it is good luck to encounter a shavokh when traveling through unfamiliar lands, for where it descends to ground, one will find ground water or a soak not too deeply buried nearby.
- Size: 6kg, 2.5m wingspan
- Form: raptor, two large wings, four taloned legs, crested head