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Hackwing
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General Information
Universe The Elder Scrolls
Species Type Bird
Homeworld Nirn
Environment Black Marsh
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Locomotion Powered flight
Feeding Behavior Carnivore
Prey Humans, Argonians (presumed)
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Other Information
Status Data Deficient

"Hackwings. Like everything else in this damnable place, they'll eat you if you don't keep moving."
— Chaero Gemullus


Hackwings are a species of giant birds indigenous to Black Marsh, a province of the Empire on the continent of Tamriel, on the planet of Nirn. They are notable for their long, saw-like beaks that are almost the length of the rest of their bodies.

They are vicious yet clever predators, with their favored hunting method being to circle overhead and swoop down upon unsuspecting victims to saw into their victim and then flying back to the skies and out of harm's way. They would then only return once the prey item had suffered significant exsanguination, and were either too weak to fight back or were already deceased. This likely meant that Hawkwings are in fact relatively weak physically, and were thereby avoiding incurring injury that they may not recover from.

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