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Floraverse: Nectarbird by FengHuangLady Floraverse: Nectarbird by FengHuangLady
:Edited the picture to include examples of different Nectarbirds:

Here's a species I created for :iconfloraverse:! They're called Nectarbirds, a combination of hummingbirds and flowers. 

Sen is my personal Nectarbird, based on a Jacob's Ladder: Polemonium, commonly called Jacob's ladder, is a genus of between 25 and 40 species of flowering plants in the family Polemoniaceae, native to cool temperate to arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. One species also occurs in the southern Andes in South America. Many of the species grow at high altitudes in mountains.

Here's information on the species, using the format that :iconpurplekecleon: came up with for the canon species.

Also, I'm having too much fun with genetics in this group OMG.


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.

An example:

P1: Air Affinity (AA)

P2: Light Affinty (Af) = Air+Fire

    A    A


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)

     A    f

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.

Sentience: 50% - In general, the Nectarbird species exhibits both fully sentient (capable of complete speech), and non-sentient (feral), members, while also producing in-between members that can speak but not fully communicate with other species. These semi-sentient members are also less intelligent than their fully sentient counterparts and are unable to understand difficult concepts.

An example of this would be:

Sentient NB: "The weather outside is so nice today, isn't it?"

Semi-sentient NB: "Weather outside nice today, yes?" or "Outside, nice?"

Feral NB: "Caw caw!" or "Chirp tweet whatever other sounds birds make."

Language: Common, Plant, Avian

Trivia: These birds are so named for their love of sweet nectars and honey which make up the majority of their diet. They also occasionally feed on fruits and seeds. A Nectarbird in the city will happily consume juice when no nectar is available. Because the Nectarbird inevitably pollinates flowers when they feed, it is common to see them used in gardens and farms to increase production. The Nectarbird will often change its affinity according to the conditions in which it lives and is therefore readily adaptable to different areas. They are able to sense changes in both the weather and environment quite easily. This ability means that they are commonly used as weather forecasters, able to predict bad weather and natural disasters days in advance.

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Nevan12 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sooo... o.o
may i draw one of theese~ ?
this birdies are so cutie! :meow:
FengHuangLady Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! Just please make sure to credit me and also send me a link.
Nevan12 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i shall~ c:
KHSoraCentral1997 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are really pretty.
Koyukuk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally making one of these babies o3o. They're so cute! Oh why can't they be real ;A;
FengHuangLady Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee thanks so much!  I can'wait to see it!
LpsJff Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Aahhh, this is wonderful!!~
I'll definitely make one later~ 
Bunny Emoji-18 (Shower Love) [V1] 
FengHuangLady Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, please do! I would so happy to see it!
LpsJff Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I'm working on it right now~ ;'3
FengHuangLady Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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