Most common elements: Air, Earth, and occasionally Water. The flower at the base of the tail typically indicates what elemental affinity the Nectarbird has and in purebred Nectarbirds the flower's affinity will match the bird's completely. However, this changes once different elements are bred together, and becomes wildcard-like when bred with non-Nectarbirds. Fire affinity Nectarbirds are very rare.
Hereditary magic: This species is innately magical, gaining magic not only through their parents but also through absorbing the magic around them. In most cases the flower indicates what sort of magic a Nectarbird is capable of, and birds of mixed affinity are able to use more than one element (or a combination of the two, depending). In Nectarbirds, the Water and Fire genes are recessive, but Water is dominant over Fire. A Fire affinity Nectarbird is almost always produced through mixed breeding and is EXCEPTIONALLY rare, as the Nectarbird's genes are usually dominant and therefore tend to cancel out any Fire genes. Both parents would need to have a Fire gene somewhere in their ancestry and even then the odds of producing Fire offspring are slim.
P1: Air Affinity (AA)
P2: Light Affinty (Af) = Air+Fire
A AA AA
f Af Af
If we use general genetics knowledge i.e. a Punnet square, we can see that these parents will only produce Air and Light affinity offspring. But if we breed 2 Nectarbirds with a Fire gene, then there is a slight chance of obtaining a Fire NB.
P1: Light Affinity (Af)
P2: Acid Affinty (wf)
w Aw wf
f Af ff
In order to obtain a PUREBRED Nectarbird, an ancestor would have had to be able to survive in a very hot climate and eventually change its affinity to Fire. Otherwise, any Fire NBs are mixed-breeds.
Elemental weaknesses/resistances: Nectarbirds are generally somewhat weak against Fire, though a Nectarbird with a Water affinity can counteract this weakness.
Common locations: Nectarbirds can be found in most places, provided that pollution levels are low. Outside of cities, they usually inhabit areas that are full of greenery (forests, meadows, fields etc), and the lusher the better. Of course, depending on the sort of flower it has, the Nectarbird might also be able to inhabit drier conditions (desert), wet areas (lakes, rivers, streams), or places of extreme cold (tundra). They are almost never found in places that are very hot.
Climate preference: See above.
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