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Corvine, razorcrow-like
Source: Animal Archive (1E), pg. 16
Crown of the Kobold King (2E), pg. 26

A large, greasy black bird, a razorcrow is half again as large as a normal crow.1


Unlike normal crows, a razorcrow has a jagged, curved beak that gives this bird its name.1


Razorcrows use their beaks to cut through thick hides and get to meat that their normal cousins couldn't pillage.1

Habitat and ecology

They tend to be flock feeders that will defend a freshly killed carcass against larger animals. These crows almost always feast on carrion, only allowing starvation to push them into hunting live prey. Razorcrows almost never have to do that, however, as they tend to flock to battlefields to feed on the slain.1

On Golarion

They are most commonly found in southwestern Avistan, especially in the Menador Mountains.2 This includes Darkmoon Vale345 and Tymon.6

The flight feathers of these birds are stronger than most, making them prized by the fletchers in Cheliax and Isger,1 while shepherds and those who raise cattle see the appearance of a murder of razorcrows as a bad omen presaging famine or a disease.2


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Erik Mona et al. (2008). "The World". Campaign Setting, p. 214. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Amanda Hamon, Philip Minchin, Jason Nelson, et al. (2013). Animal Archive, p. 16. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-487-7
  3. Jason Bulmahn and F. Wesley Schneider. (2007). Hollow's Last Hope, p. 7. Paizo Publishing, LLC.
  4. Mike McArtor. (2008). Guide to Darkmoon Vale, p. 23. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-100-8
  5. Jason Bulmahn, Tim Hitchcock, Nicolas Logue, and F. Wesley Schneider. (2022). Crown of the Kobold King (hardcover), p. 26. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-452-9
  6. Jay Thompson. (2010). Running for Cover (Prodigal Sons). Sound of a Thousand Screams, p. 72. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-253-1